University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Center for Early American StudiesBarra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
ELIGIBILITY: Doctoral candidates from any Ph.D.-granting institution who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible to compete for these fellowships.
ABSTRACT: The Barra Foundation Fellowship is designed primarily for candidates specializing in Early American art or material culture. All McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the center's program of seminars and other activities. Any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are particularly welcome. Applications are encouraged from students of all relevant disciplines, including African American studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, folklore, gender studies, history, law, literature, music, political science, religion, urban studies, and women’s studies.