A reminder that the deadline is approaching for those wishing to apply for the 2016-2017 John Rovensky Fellowships. Two $8,000 fellowships will be awarded for doctoral students writing their dissertations in U.S. business or economic history. The fellowships are available largely through the generosity of the late John E. Rovensky and are administered by the University of Illinois Foundation. Awardees may use the fellowship concurrently with other funding sources, including grants or teaching assignments.
Applicants must be working toward a Ph.D. degree with U.S. business or economic history as the area of major interest. Fellowship recipients must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited college or university in the United States. Preference will be given to applicants who are preparing for a career in teaching and research and who will have completed all graduate course work prior to the fall of 2016. Awards are non-renewable.
The Rovensky Fellowship Selection Committee is composed of seven scholars in American economic and business history and is chaired by Marcelo Bucheli of the University of Illinois. For more details about the application process, please see the fellowship announcement and the application form. Completed applications and letters of reference for the fellowship must be received no later than February 19, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Marcelo Bucheli at firstname.lastname@example.org.