Grant of the Week: Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

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 fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society for creative and performing artists and writers. 

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Society’s goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people

The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31.

For fellows who reside on campus in the Society’s scholars’ housing, room fees range from $700 to $500 per month.

The stipend will be $1,850 for fellows residing off campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel allowance.

End: October 5, 2017
Contact: cmcrell@mwa.org
More Info: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowships

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