Monday, January 23, 2017

Fellowship: Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship in Business and Politics

The Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Library Fellowship in Business and Politics (formerly the Miller Center/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship) supports completion of exceptional dissertations for which the Hagley’s Library research materials constitute a significant source and that connect with the mission of the National Fellowship Program.

For many decades the Hagley Library has been the preeminent business history library in the United States, with over seven miles of manuscript materials, 300,000 published sources, and more than two million visual images. Hagley also sponsors significant scholarly programming, including seminars, conferences, and lectures pertaining to the relationship between business and politics. It is the administrative headquarters of the Business History Conference, the principal academic organization of business historians in the United States. More information on Hagley’s collections is available here.

Like other National Fellows, the Business and Politics Fellow is paired with a senior scholar in the fellow’s field who will serve as a mentor and provide critical guidance during the year. The Fellow also participates in the fall and spring conferences and receives training on how to reach broader audiences.

The Business and Politics Fellow is expected to be in residence at Hagley for the fall and spring academic year. While in residence, the Fellow will receive an office, stack access, inter-library loan privileges, internet access, and the opportunity to present a paper in Hagley’s seminar series. The Fellow receives a stipend of $25,000 for the year and free housing in Hagley’s scholar’s accommodations.

The application deadline is February 1, 2017. To apply, please go to: http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/applyforanationalfellowship.