Grant of the Week: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring short-term fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) short-term fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately 20 awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the PhD or the equivalent.

Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th– and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.

In addition to support for working in the collections, fellows receive the opportunity to present their research at brown-bag lunches and to network with colleagues at weekly fellows and staff lunches. At the end of the day, they may choose to take part in one of the society’s many public programs and seminars held during the academic year or simply to explore the city of Boston.

Learn more and apply online at https://www.masshist.org/research/fellowships/short-term Questions? Email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0568.

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