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Call for applications: Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants

New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU's Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and several travel grants to scholars who are interested in using Tamiment's holdings to further their research.

The dissertation fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years of the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The dissertation fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $16,000 for one semester or $32,000 for a nine-month academic year.

Haury Fellows will be expected to regularly participate in the Center's Cold War Seminar series and lead a session where he/she will present their research to the Tamiment community. Applicants who are not selected for one of the Haury fellowships will be automatically considered for a travel grant that will support a shorter stay at Tamiment.

The Center's Agnese N. Haury travel grants range from $500 to $3,000, depending on need, to support research in the holdings of the Tamiment Library. Research trips may last any length of time, however, only scholars outside the New York metropolitan area will be considered. If selected, travel grant recipients must use their funds between September 8, 2020, and May 28, 2021. Scholars will also be able to present their research during the Center’s Cold War Seminar series if their trip aligns with our public programming schedule.

The dissertation fellowship and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications and the scholarly significance of the project to the Center's mission to support research on the Cold War. Preference will be given to those projects that rely heavily on Tamiment's collections on the Left, the labor movement, and the politics of the early-Cold War.

All fellowship applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maximum), three letters of recommendation from professional references and a short statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project. Applicants for the travel grants should send a curriculum vita, a short project description (3 pages maximum), one letter of professional reference, a travel budget and a short statement regarding the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.

Please submit all materials by March 31, 2020, to Michael Koncewicz, Cold War Collections Specialist, Center for the United States and the Cold War at When submitting a dissertation fellowship application, please use the following format in the subject line: Cold War Center Fellowship Application LAST NAME. For travel grants, please use the subject line Cold War Center Travel Application LAST NAME.

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