Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Cromwell Fellowship Application

Via H-Law, we have the following announcement, regarding how to apply for a 2012 Cromwell Fellowship.

About the fellowship:
In 2012, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation* will make available of a number of fellowship awards intended to support research and writing in American legal history. The number of awards to be made, and their amounts, is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past four years, the trustees of the Foundation have made three to five awards, in amounts up to $5,000. Preference is given to scholars at the early stages of their careers. The Society's Committee for Research Fellowships and Awards reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the Foundation.
The application process:
Applicants should submit a three to five page description of a proposed project, a budget, a timeline, and two letters of recommendation from academic referees. (There is no application form.)

Applications must be submitted electronically, including the letters of reference, and received no later than July 13, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified after the annual meeting of the Cromwell Foundation, which normally takes place in the second week of November. An announcement of the awards will also be made at the annual meeting of the American Society of Legal History in St. Louis, MO, November 8-11, 2012.

To apply, please send all materials to (and have letters of recommendations sent to) the chair of the Committee: Professor Cornelia Hughes Dayton.
The other members of the Committee are Bruce Mann (ex officio) (ASLH President), Harvard University; Linda K. Kerber (2009), University of Iowa; William E. Nelson (2010), New York University; Kunal Parker (2012), University of Miami; and Chris Tomlins (2009), University of California, Irvine.

For more information, follow the link and scroll down.

* The Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States. The Foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs.