Historic Hudson Valley's Women's History Institute is now accepting applications for low-residency summer fellowships focusing on research connected to the lives of women in the Hudson Valley, with a generous stipend and full access to our archives and sites. Apply by January 15, 2021 for notification in early February.
Fellowship stipends are $3,000 for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of three months’ duration. Research fellows are expected to produce an article or mid-term report (750 words) on a topic related to their research, after consultation with the Librarian and the Assistant Director for Collections, during the period of their Fellowship, as well as a final academic report (10-20 pages) on their findings before or at the conclusion of their Fellowship.
The Library’s Special Collections include more than 4,000 rare books and 3,000 manuscripts as well as maps, subject files, prints and microfilm. Among the manuscript holdings that pertain to the work of the Women's History Institute are the correspondence, account books and receipt books of numerous prominent 18th and 19th century women, including members of the Hoffman, Beekman, and Van Cortlandt families, as well as documents that offer valuable insight into the lives of women who were enslaved at Van Cortlandt Manor.
Please contact Catalina Hannan, Research Librarian, for answers to any questions related to the fellowship program at firstname.lastname@example.org.