Caleb Smith (Yale University)
Wed., February 26, 2014
Fri., November 15, 2013
1 PM, Parlin 312
Fri., November 9, 2012
Fri., October 19, 2012
2 PM, Parlin 312
Screening of Coal Miner's Daughter
Tues., April 3, 2012
6 PM, Parlin 301
Fri., November 11, 2011
5 PM at The Dog & Duck
Screening of Carmen Jones
Tues., November 8, 2011
6 PM, Mezes 1.216
Academics in Action: A Process-Oriented Symposium
October 21-22, 2010
The University of Texas at Austin
The Professional Skills Committee offers a fellowship writing workshop every year. For more information, consult the Professional Skills schedule through the English Graduate web pages or the graduate student representatives.
Ask your letter-writers well ahead of the deadline; be sure to follow application instructions to the absolute letter; and do not be afraid to ask for reviewers' comments, in the event that you are rejected, unless the fellowship website explicitly rules that out. Consult with your faculty about which fellowships might be best for you to apply to and when. Most of the fellowships below require you to have passed your prospectus exam, and most are short-term fellowships, but there are exceptions, so check the website descriptions carefully.
Short-term fellowships can be a pathway to long-term ones and postdocs, so don't be afraid to get started early, or to try, try again, if you have a project that could benefit from visiting an archive. In general, the Newberry Library's guidelines for the difference between applications for long-term and for short-term applications, and for criteria to keep in mind when writing your proposal, apply to other residential fellowships at archives:
In addition to the programs listed below, which have been particularly attentive to Americanist projects, there are a range of other sources of funding to explore, depending upon your topic. Check the acknowledgments of books and articles that are axial to your project, to see what funding path your predecessors followed. Be on the lookout for special projects like Sawyer Seminars, which are topical and change from year to year, as well as summer research seminars, which can get your foot in the door at the institutions at which they are held.
For additional fellowship opportunities, see the C19 Americanists list.