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NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship for US and Foreign Nationals in USA, 2018

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The NEH-Hagley Fellowship offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue postdoctoral degree programme in the USA. The US, as well as foreign nationals, are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

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. 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.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society support 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.

Scholarship Award: The eight-month fellowship must be taken during the September through May academic year. The fellowships provide a monthly stipend of $4,200, amounting to $33,600 for the eight-month fellowship and $16,800 for the four-month fellowship. Fellows receive complimentary lodging in the scholar’s housing on Hagley’s property for the duration of their residency, as well as office space and the full privileges of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections.

Number of Scholarships: Two postdoctoral fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society support 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 postdoctoral 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.

Nationality: The US, as well as foreign nationals, are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:Applicants must have previous year degree.

English Language Requirement: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.

How to Apply: All application materials must be submitted in the order below in one PDF file and sent as an email attachment to Carol Lockman, clockman-at-hagley.org.

Include the following materials:

  • 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 applications materials, including recommendations letters, should be sent to Carol Lockman, clockman-at-Hagley.org 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 Carol Lockman as well.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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