The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support.
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. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis to cover travel expenses, living expenses (up to $125 per diem), photocopying, and other incidental research expenses, but not the purchase of durable equipment.
2012-2013 Research Support Grants
Julie Berebitsky, Sewanee: The University of the South
“Republican Feminists: From Center to Margin”
Karen Curran, Independent Scholar
“History of Girls’ Latin School, 1878–1976”
Tracey Deutsch, University of Minnesota
“The Julia Child Project”
Audrea F. Dunham, Georgia State University
“Fight for a Change! MAW (Mothers for Adequate Welfare) and the Evolution of the Welfare Rights Movement in Boston”
Michael Hevel, University of Iowa
“‘Betwixt Brewings’: A History of College Students and Alcohol”
Marni Reva Kessler, University of Kansas
“Preserving Claude Monet's Jar of Peaches 1866”
Suryasikha Pathak, Assam University
“Gendered Encounters: Wives and Women Missionaries of the American Baptist Mission in Colonial Assam”
Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University
“Arrested Development: Homosexuality and American Adolescence, 1890–1940”
Lindsay Shen, Sino-British College, Shanghai
“Sharper Focus: Photography by Western Women in Concession-era China”
Emily LaBarbera Twarog, University of Illinois
“Working-Class Domestic Politics: Housewives, Consumption, and Protest in 20th Century America”
Bridget Vincent, University of Melbourne
“Public Apology and 20th Century Poetry: Geoffrey Hill and Adrienne Rich”
Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 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.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the library regarding visas and other required paperwork prior to applying.
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 twelve-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 curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.
- 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.
Applicants for Schlesinger Library grants may be interested in applying for a research stipend from the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of which the Schlesinger Library is a member.
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.