Application for the Postdoctoral Fellowship for US and Foreign Nationals in USA – 2020/2021 Entry is now open at the NEH-Hagley in USA.
Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family. Hagley’s library furthers the study of business and technology in America.A monthly stipend of $5000 and complimentary lodging in housing on Hagley’s property.
The collections include individuals’ papers and companies’ records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- The US, as well as foreign nationals, are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
- The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline. In accordance with NEH requirements, these fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- All application materials must be submitted in the order below in one PDF file and sent as an email attachment to Nicole Mahoney,
Application must include:
- Current curriculum vitae.
- A 3,000-word explanation of the project and its contributions to pertinent scholarship.
- A statement of no more than 500 words explaining how residency at Hagley would advance the project, particularly the relevance of our research collections.
- A statement indicating a preference for the four or eight-month fellowship.
- Applicants also should arrange for two letters of recommendation to arrive separately by the application deadline. These should be sent directly to Hagley.
- All application materials, including recommendation letters, should be sent to Nicole Mahoney and must be received by that date for the application to be considered by the selection committee. The committee will make decisions by February 1, with residency beginning as early as July 1. Questions regarding this fellowship may be sent to Roger Horowitz
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 15, 2020 will be considered.
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