The American Antiquarian Society welcomes applications for its AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. The Society offers visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months. Applications for these postdoctoral, long-term fellowships are due January 15, 2021.
The fellowships support scholarship in any field appropriate to the AAS collections. The AAS library houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, sheet music, and graphic arts materials printed up to 1900 in what is now the United States, portions of Canada, and the Caribbean. The archive also holds rich manuscript collections and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. Searchable research guides and finding aids may be found at: https://www.americanantiquarian.org/using-the-library
The AAS welcomes applications from scholars with diverse backgrounds and from all fields in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants for the NEH fellowships must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three continuous years’ residence. Scholars need not have a full-time academic appointment to apply. Independent and untenured scholars are encouraged to apply.
The AAS Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence during the summer/fall 2021 and spring 2022 fellowship cycle will be Gabrielle Foreman, the Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
Additional information and the link to fellowship application materials can be found at: https://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship