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Grant of the Week: The American Revolution Institute of The Society of the Cincinnati Research Fellowships

Karen Lou | Sep 9, 2019

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring The American Revolution Institute of Society of the Cincinnati Research Fellowships.


The American Revolution Institute of The Society of the Cincinnati Research is accepting applications for the Tyree-Lamb Fellowship, two Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowships, the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland Fellowship, and the Keith Carr Fellowship (the latter two specifically for a scholar whose work is focused in the American colonial period, 1607-1775). 

The fellowships are open to graduate students and other scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library's holdings. The Institute's library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps, and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of 18th-century naval and military history and the art of war in the age of the American Revolution. The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as a museum, and the headquarters of the Society.

Recipients will be required to complete their fellowship research within a period of one year from the date of the award. Further, recipients will submit a two-to-three-page written report of research findings and a copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation or book) that may result.

Applicants should submit the following by November 4, 2019:

  • A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications and professional experience
  • A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed 2 pages). Strong applications will cite specific holdings of the library.
  • (For current graduate students only) Two confidential letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project. Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application.

Applicants will be notifed by January 10, 2020. 


Each fellowship provides $1,500 to support the cost of travel, housing, and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Institute's library for a period of at least five days. 

End: November 4, 2019


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