Cambridge University Reporter

John Carter Brown Library


The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities located in the campus of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, will award approximately thirty Research Fellowships for the year 1 June 2007 to 31 May 2008. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centred on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Fellowships are of two types:

(a) Short-term John Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $1,800 per month. These Fellowships are open to American and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate Students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. A few Fellowships without stipend will be offered every year to highly qualified applicants. Scholars interested in this option must go through the normal application procedure.
(b) The Library will also receive applications for Long-term Fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the US Federal Government, and by the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation. Long-term Fellowships are for four to nine months with a stipend of $4,000 per month. The term for these Fellowships will typically begin between 1 June and 15 July or between 15 January and 15 March. Applicants for NEH Long-term Fellowships must be American citizens or have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Graduate Students are not eligible for Long-term Fellowships.

Recipients of all Fellowships are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the John Carter Brown Library for the entire term of the award. Applications for all Fellowships will be evaluated by independent academic committees. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the merits and significance of the project, and the particular need that the holdings of the John Carter Brown Library will fill in the development of the project.

Application forms may be downloaded from the Research and Fellowships link or request application forms from the Director, John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912, USA. The deadline for mailing application materials is 10 January 2007. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than this date.