Library of Congress – Kislak Short-Term Fellowship Opportunities in American Studies

“The Library of Congress offers short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection.

The Kislak Collection spans three millennia and includes masterworks of the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and rare books, manuscripts, documents, maps, and artwork from the earliest records of European contact through the period of exploration and settlement the Americas. Complementing the books and manuscripts is an extensive research library of secondary sources.

The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the cultures and history of the Americas. It provides an opportunity for a period of up to four months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive way.”

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Fulbright Summer Institutes

The very prestigious Fulbright program offers summer institutes in the UK for students who have completed no more than two years of university study (so, current freshmen and sophomores). These programs are between 3-5 weeks long, and are fully paid for, including tuition, lodging, airfare, and meals.

From the Fulbright website:

“Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.”

This is a GREAT opportunity for students interested in studying abroad. There are no major requirements, though one institute focuses on drama, while another focuses on art and design.

The deadline is March 16

 

Check out this article about students participating in the Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Bristol.

Jacob Javitz Fellowship

*This scholarship has been discontinued

The Jacob Javitz Fellowships are grants given to students who are studying arts, humanities, and social sciences at the doctoral or MFA level. Recipients are granted funds for tuition and fees, as well as a need-based stipend.

Applicants must fill out a FAFSA in addition to the fellowship application.