The American Association for State and Local History offers Leadership in History Awards to encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. The Leadership in History Awards include the Award of Merit, given to recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, special projects, educational programs, exhibits, publications, restoration projects, etc.), individual achievement, and organizational general excellence; and the Award of Distinction, given in recognition of long and very distinguished individual service. The deadline for nominations is March 1.
The American Historical Review invites submissions of online works of digital historical scholarship to be considered for the newly established AHR Prize in Digital Historical Scholarship. The winning submission will be published online by Oxford University Press in April 2014 as a fully peer-reviewed, fully citable work of original scholarship and as an integral part of the AHR. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. Learn more in this announcement and call for submissions from the February 2012 issue of Perspectives on History.
The AHA and Folger Shakespeare Library have joined forces to offer a new short-term research fellowship on 17th- and 18th-century western European history. The fellow will be awarded a one-month fellowship to be taken at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Applicants must hold the PhD at the time of application and must be a member in good standing of the AHA (Not an AHA member? Join Now). Apply directly to the Folger by March 1, 2012, to be considered for this fellowship.
Editor’s Note: Today we offer a bonus “Grant of the Week,” since the deadline to apply for this fellowship is next week.
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries is offering Graduate Fellowships to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available at the CHC. The goal of the Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 13 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be competitive with new professional employees of the hosting organization and will include health insurance for the fellow. The program was launched last spring to demonstrate the value of employing skilled and accomplished young scholars in a variety of capacities, thereby broadening the academy’s conventional ideas of the PhD career path.
The American Institute of Indian Studies has annouced its 2012 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2012. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the fellowships page online, call (773) 702-8638, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Institute for Israel Studies, a program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel studies or the enhancement of existing ones. Over 160 faculty members from around the world have participated in the Summer Institute for Israel Studies since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. Fellowships include a stipend of up to $2,500 for a full course or $1,500 for a Brandeis seminar only; seminars; travel, meals, and accommodations at Brandeis and in Israel; and full access to vast Israel studies online resource center and Brandeis University’s online library resources.
K–12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service Interpreters are invited to apply for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2012 Teacher Seminars. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the US and the UK, these one-week interdisciplinary seminars give educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of topics in American history and literature—while gaining practical resources and strategies to take back to their classrooms.
These seminars are free for all public, private, and parochial school teachers. Independent school teachers are eligible for partial tuition fellowships.