- Ph.D. in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. The Library & Museum’s approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2021.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences.
- Desire to work collaboratively.
- Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections.
- Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly.
- Project-oriented organizational skills.
- Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field and/or public history.
- Fellows are not required to have specialized expertise in the individual exhibition topics. However, general interest in these topics is desirable.
Required Materials (Application Checklist)
Applications must be submitted via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/79200)
- Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work
- Statement of current research interests (no more than 1,100 words). This statement should include a description of a potential personal research project to work on during the Fellowship, preferably one related to APS collections or programs.
- Excerpt(s) from dissertation (no more than 5,000 words). An excerpt from a draft in progress is acceptable.
- Example of non-scholarly writing, if available is highly recommended.
- A letter from a Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies (or equivalent) confirming that the applicant will complete their Ph.D. by the required date.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation that address the following questions:
- Does the applicant have a sincere interest in museum studies and/or public history?
- How would this fellowship advance their career goals?
- Is the applicant able to research and write collaboratively? If possible, please provide specific examples.
- How does the applicant respond to externally imposed changes to a project in which they are invested?
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