Monday, October 25, 2010

NYU Tamiment Library Fellowships

New York University’s Tamiment Library announces the Center for the United States and the Cold War Fellowships and travel grants and the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Fellowship for 2011-2012.

The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2011. A dissertation fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 for a nine-month academic year; a stipend for post-doctoral fellow is $45,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. This year there are at least five travel grants, one post-doctoral fellowship, and one dissertation fellowship available.

Applicants for the Frederic Ewen fellowship should submit proposals that seek to explore the ways that fear of enemies abroad, and/or anxieties over perceived threats at home, have jeopardized the university as an institution that depends on free inquiry and expression. The fellowship offers a $45,000 stipend for a nine-month academic year. Post-doctoral scholars, public historians and documentary media makers (film, video, etc.) working on projects that seek to understand the connections between academic freedom and the broader fabric of democracy are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maxi-mum), a statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project, and two letters of recommendation. Writing samples are welcome (10 pages maximum).

Submit material by February 1, 2011 to Zuzanna Kobrzynski at

For additional information, please see our webpage.

Hat tip: H-Law.