Agnese N. Haury Fellowships and Travel Grants for Cold War Research
New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2017-2018. The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU's Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship, a post-doctoral fellowship and several travel grants to scholars who are interested in using Tamiment's holdings to further their research.
The fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2017. The post-doctoral fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $32,000 for one semester or $64,000 for a nine-month academic year.
Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years of the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. The dissertation fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $15,000 for one semester or $30,000 for a nine-month academic year.
Haury Fellows will be expected to regularly participate in the Center's Cold War Seminar series and lead a session where he/she will present their research to the Tamiment community. Applicants who are not selected for one of the Haury fellowships will be automatically considered for a travel grant that will support a shorter stay at Tamiment.
The Center's Agnese N. Haury travel grants range from $500 to $3,000, depending on need, to support research in the holdings of the Tamiment Library. Research trips may last any length of time, however only scholars outside the New York metropolitan area will be considered. If selected, travel grant recipients must use their funds between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
The post-doctoral, dissertation, and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications and the scholarly significance of the project to the Center's mission to support research on the Cold War. Preference will be given to those projects that rely heavily on Tamiment's collections on the Left, the labor movement, or the Alger Hiss case and the politics of the early Cold War.