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Distributed October 19, 1998
Contact: Kristen Lans

Applications due Feb. 1

Summer research fellowship offered to area secondary school teachers

A new six-week research fellowship is available to secondary school teachers in Southeastern New England. It is supported by the John Nicholas Brown Center and Institute for Elementary and Secondary Education at Brown.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Officials at two Brown-affiliated organizations recently announced a new six-week research fellowship for secondary school teachers in Southeastern New England. The research fellow will be appointed jointly by the John Nicholas Brown Center and the Institute for Elementary and Secondary Education (IESE).

The fellowship is open to grade 6-12 teachers from public, independent and parochial schools and will provide support for projects in any field of American studies. Areas of study include but are not limited to history, art history, literature, religion, music, historic preservation and urban planning. Preference will be given to educators wanting to research a topic concerning Rhode Island or requiring access to resources within New England.

The fellow will be in residence at the center for at least six weeks beginning July 1, 1999, and is expected to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week to research. The fellow must also develop and lead a workshop series for other teachers on the research topic.

Funding for the fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend for the summer work and an additional $1,000 to lead the subsequent workshop series. The fellow will have access to archival materials and documents at the center and to computer and library facilities at Brown and will have an office in the center.

Further information about the fellowship is available at the John Nicholas Brown Center, 357 Benefit St., and the IESE, located on the Brown University campus at 21 Manning Walkway. Applications must be returned by Feb. 1, 1999, and must include a summary of the proposed research topic, a description of the research methodology and description of how the project can be developed into a seminar series for other teachers.

The selection will be made by March 1, 1999.

The John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization is dedicated to advancing scholarship and education in all fields of American studies through the administration of fellowships, research and education programs. The Institute for Elementary and Secondary Education is committed to fostering meaningful professional development opportunities for area educators.