Monday, January 18, 2016

The Charles W. McCurdy Fellowship in Legal History

[We have the following announcement.]

Applications are now being accepted through February 1, 2016, for the Charles W. McCurdy Fellowship in Legal History offered through a partnership between the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and the School of Law. The fellowship allows scholars to complete dissertations in legal and political history while in residence at the Law School. During the fellowship year, the McCurdy Fellow spends the majority of her or his time on dissertation research. The Law School's nationally renowned Legal History Program — including a workshop, a writing group, a joint J.D.-M.A. in history program, and a robust community of interested scholars — offers the fellow a rich environment in which to grow as a scholar. The fellow helps coordinate the Legal History Workshop and has the opportunity to present their work there. Like all Miller Center Fellows, the McCurdy Fellow is paired with a "dream mentor" — a senior scholar in the fellow's field from anywhere in the world — who will provide critical guidance during the year. The fellow also participates in the Miller Centers’ fall and spring conferences and receives training on how to reach broader audiences. The fellow receives a stipend of $32,000 for the year.

Applicants must have completed the coursework toward a Ph.D. in history. Strong preference is given to applicants who hold a J.D. and who will complete their dissertation by the end of the fellowship year.  For the application and process, please see the Miller Center Fellowship Program website.