Title: The Diana Korzenik Research Fellowships

Timeline: Must be taken between 9/1/22 and 8/31/23

Number of Awards: 3

Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2022

Decisions made by: Sept 1, 2022

Award: $3000 stipend plus image allowance of $500

Fellowship Description:

The American Antiquarian Society seeks applications for a pilot fellowship program intended to address the equity and access issues faced by a range of scholars in using the research collections. These fellowships will be offered as a bridge to assist those scholars who cannot work onsite at AAS in moving forward with their work.

The Society is offering three Diana Korzenik Fellowships for each of two fellowship cycles starting in calendar year 2022. The first cohort of three fellows will be selected in August 2022 for fellowships that can be taken between September 1, 2022, and August 31, 2023. The second cohort of three fellows will be selected in June 2023 for fellowships to be taken between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024. Fellowships must be completed over the course of three months.

Eligibility:

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A current CV
  • A description of proposed research project (no more than two double-spaced pages)
  • An explanation of the circumstances that preclude taking an onsite fellowship (no more than one double-spaced page)
  • A one-page bibliography of relevant secondary literature
  • A list of other sources of funding for the project, names and contact information for two references (referees should be able to speak to the research proposal at hand)

Components:

The experience for Diana Korzenik Fellows will reflect the onsite fellowship experience as much as possible. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $3,000 along with an image allowance of $500 for up to 100 JPEG scans. Fellows will have access to digitized collections, both free and paywall-protected; a designated staff member will connect them with materials (via document camera) and with readers’ services staff and/or curators who can advise and assist in their research. Fellows will participate in fellows’ talks, currently offered only via Zoom. AAS will facilitate interaction between and among all fellows, on and off site.