Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0905. Wednesday, 9 November 1994.
Date: Tuesday, 08 Nov 94 09:05:43 CST
Subject: Fellowship announcement for Newberry Library--Please post
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FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AT THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY
THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY invites applications for long- and short- term residential
fellowships in the humanities for 1995-6.
THE Newberry is an independent research library, free and open to the public,
located on the near north side of the city of Chicago. Founded in 1887, its
holdings today number more than one and one-half million volumes and five
million manuscripts in the humanities. The Newberry's collections concern the
civilizations of western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to
the early twentieth century. Bibliographic holdings are extensive, and certain
collections are internationally noted. These contain material on the following
American history and literature
Discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New
The American West
Local history, genealogy, censuses
Family and social history
Literature and history of the Midwest, especially the
Native American history and literature
European history and literature
The French Revolution
Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian history
History of cartography
History and theory of music
History of printing
Early philology and linguistics
Established post-doctoral scholars interested in long-term residency (six to
eleven months) may apply for National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
in any field. The maximum stipend is $30,000. The Library also offers two or
three Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History each year with stipends up to
$40,000. The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women provides a
$12,500 stipend for a woman Ph.D in the early stages of her career. The
application deadlines for all long-term fellowships is January 20, 1995.
Scholars, including those at dissertation stage, who desire a shorter period of
residency to use particular Newberry collections may apply for short-term
resident fellowships for one to three months' individual research. Deadlines
for most short- term awards are March 1 and October 15, 1995.
The Newberry also provides fellowships through several of its research centers,
notably the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the
Center for Renaissance Studies, and the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History
of the American Indian.
For further information and application forms, contact the Awards Committee,
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610, or call (312) 943-9090,
ext. 478, or e-mail your name, address, and the type of fellowship you are