The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to do research in the library's collections by applying for competitive awards up to $2,500. The research may be carried out in conjunction with a project for academic credit, although this is not required.
Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. The awards may be used to cover living expenses, photocopying, other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other sites for research.
2012–2013 Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships
Joanna Behrman ’13
“Physics Pedagogy and Gender: A Comparison of Harvard and Radcliffe, 1890–1950”
Nadia Farjood ’13
“Pathways to Power: The Routes of 39 Women to the Senate Chamber”
Lauren Feldman ’13
“Cross-Campus Sexual and Romantic Culture at Harvard-Radcliffe in the Early 20thCentury”
Daily Guerrero ’14
“Immigrant Women: Seeking Shelter”
Rachel Johnston ’14
“From the Frontlines: The Life and Legacy of Women's Rights Activist Dolores Alexander”
Caitlin Lewis ’13
“Piecing Together the US Local Food Movement: A Historical Approach”
Devi Lockwood ’14
“Storytelling through Activism, Puppetry, and Poetry: Cora Vail Brooks, Merry Gangemi, and Bread & Puppet Theater in Northern Vermont”
Samantha Alex Meier ’12
“Women’s Comix, 1970–2000”
Natalie Padilla ’12
“The Postmodern Culinary Plate”
Paige Qin ’13
“The Cake as a Reflection of Aesthetics and Feminization Since the Early 20th Century to Postwar America during the 1950s”
Leah Reis-Dennis ’13
“Mistresses, Morals, and Mitzvahs: A Story of Jewish Prostitution and Social Reform in the Progressive Era”
Henry Shull ’13
“A History of Radcliffe College”
William Simmons ’14
“The 4-H Youth Development Program and Girls Empowerment”
Cassandra E. Weston ’14
“Writing from a Passionate Life: an Exploration of the Papers, Lives, and Poetry of Adrienne Rich and June Jordan”
Applications must be received by April 5, 2013.
Awards will be announced by May 1, 2013, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
How to Apply
Applications must include:
- The Schlesinger Library Grants and Fellowships cover sheet.
- A project description (no longer than four double-spaced pages in 12-point font) indicating the purpose of the research, the Schlesinger Library holdings to be consulted, and the significance of these holdings to the project overall.
- A one-page bibliography of principal secondary sources consulted in designing the research.
- A résumé no more than two pages long.
- The name of one reference who has agreed to send a supporting letter directly to the library by the deadline of March 25, 2013.
- A proposed budget indicating how the funds requested will be spent.
Preferred mode of application is via e-mail attachment to email@example.com.
If possible, please combine application pieces into a single document.
Recommenders should observe the same deadline as applicants. They may send their letters by attachment to the same e-mail address or send a paper copy to: Grants Administrator, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study does not discriminate in admissions, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the selection of faculty, staff, vendors, or contractors, on the basis of any classification prohibited by law, or on any basis unrelated to job requirements or the educational purposes of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.