Fellowship Application

JCB RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2015-16 ǁ INSTRUCTIONS 

All parts of the application must be submitted by email or postmarked no later than December 1, 2014; Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowship applications will be due on January 15, 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.

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, please use the form here.

For Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowships (ICFs), please use the form here.

Please note that ICFs also require a 100-word abstract of the proposed project, CVs of all participants, and a narrative description (not to exceed 3 pages), which includes an explanation of the specific activities and project, a description of the participants and their disciplinary and/or methodological orientations, any specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and the ideal outcome that would emerge as a result of this residence. Although no letters of recommendation are required, we do ask for the names of two referees who may be called upon to offer their opinion as to the viability of the project, if necessary. These materials should be sent as a single pdf attachment to jcb-fellowships@brown.edu.

B.  Application consisting of the following three parts, saved as a single pdf, and sent as an attachment to  jcb-fellowships@brown.edu:

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. Ideally the letters should be in English, whenever possible, but the selection committee will be able to read letters written in French, Spanish, and Portuguese as well. These letters may be transmitted electronically either on institutional letterhead and scanned or sent directly from the academic or institutional email address of the referee to jcb-fellowships@brown.edu.

No letters of recommendation are required for the Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowships (ICFs).

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, 2014; Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowship applications will be due on January 15, 2015.

Applicants who are eligible for both long-term, short-term, and cluster fellowships are welcome to apply for all, 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 2015.

For more information and questions, please contact Valerie Andrews, Fellowship Coordinator, at 401 863-5010 or write Valerie_Andrews@Brown.edu.

Please keep in mind: Recipients of all JCB 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. Those living within commuting distance of the Library (approximately 45 miles distant) are ordinarily not eligible for JCB Fellowships.