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Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowship

Recipients will receive $500 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater-Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2015 Annual Gathering held in Concord MA in early July.  Both emerging and established scholars are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to those candidates who will use the Thoreau Society Collections housed at the Thoreau Institute (described here: http://www.thoreausociety.org/research) for at least part of the fellowship period.  Candidates are also encouraged to present their work at the Annual Gathering during the fellowship period or the year after the fellowship period.  To apply, candidates should send an email to the Executive Director (Mike.Frederick@thoreausociety.org) with the following attachments:

  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including: a description of the project; a statement explaining the scholarly significance of the project; and an indication of the specific archives and collections the applicant wishes to consult.
  3. Graduate students only:  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student's work and with the project being proposed.  (This can be emailed to the Executive Director separately.)

Applications are due January 26, 2015.  Awardees will be notified by March 6, 2015.

Please contact the Executive Director for more information.

Granting body
Number available
Type of assistance
Website http://www.thoreausociety.org/
Ethnic background
Not Restricted By Ethnicity
Amount note$500
Deadline to applyJanuary 25, 2014
Disability specific?No
CityGreater Boston Area
State (US/CA)Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
Open to non-U.S. residents?Yes
Open to non-ALA membersYes

Contact information:
Mike Frederick
Thoreau Society
341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742