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The John Carter Brown Library Fellowships

Date posted: 10/25/2011

Award: Short-term (2-4 months) $2,100 monthly

Field: Scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period

Eligibility: Must have passed preliminary or general examinations at time of application

Contact Information:

Name: John Carter Brown Library, Brown University
Phone: 401-863-2725
Fax: 401-863-3477
Address: Box 1894 Providence, RI 02912
Web site:

Additional information:

The complete application for a John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowship, for either short-term or long-term awards, consists of the following parts (PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE THREE PARTS -- A,B, and C): A. Online Fellowship Application Cover Sheet (which must be filled out and submitted for the application to be complete) For long-term fellowship applications, please use the form here. For short-term fellowships and the JCB/GRISO fellowships, please use the form here. B. Application consisting of the following three parts, saved as a single pdf, and sent as an attachment to 1. A single page with name, affiliation, status, and 100-word abstract of the research proposal. 2. A narrative description of the proposed project (in English and not to exceed 1200 words), including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence. 3. Applicant’s current curriculum vitae. C. Letters of recommendation: Three for long-term awards; two for short-term awards. The letters should be sent from scholars acquainted with the applicant's JCB Fellowship research proposal and speak specifically to its merits. The letters should be in English, if possible, and may be transmitted electronically either on institutional letterhead and scanned or sent directly from the academic or institutional email address of the referee to If unable to submit application materials electronically, hard copies may be sent to the following address (Part A, the Online Fellowship Application Cover Sheet, should still be submitted electronically, if at all possible): FELLOWSHIPS The John Carter Brown Library Box 1894 Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 02912 All parts of the application must be submitted by email or postmarked no later than December 1, 2015. Applicants who are eligible for both long-term and short-term fellowships are welcome to apply for both, but must submit a separate application for each type of award. Applications for each category of fellowship are reviewed by different committees. The selection of long-term fellows is made first. If you apply for both and are awarded a long-term fellowship, your short-term application will automatically be removed from the short-term award consideration. PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the December 1 deadline. Announcements of fellowship awards will be made by the end of March 2016. For more information and questions, please contact Valerie Andrews, Fellowship Coordinator, at 401 863-5010 or write

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