(An announcement from H-AMREL, about a post-doc at the American Antiquarian Society, which has funded and provided a base for many excellent books and articles in American religious history):
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society
Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate
are invited to apply for the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long
residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of
the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and
resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for
publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and
programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is
eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history,
literature, and culture from contact to 1876, and provide rich source
material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.
The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book
contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.
The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000. The Hench
Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's
scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the
Society's collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the
revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.
Further information about the fellowship, along with application materials,
is available on the AAS website, at
Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Paul Erickson,
Director of Academic Programs at AAS, at perickso AT mwa DOT org
The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be
held during the 2011-2012 academic year is October 15, 2010.
Paul J. Erickson
Director of Academic Programs
American Antiquarian Society