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Early Closing for Staff Training on April 6

On Thursday, April 6, LancasterHistory.org will be closing early at 3pm for staff training. The Research Library and Archives will close at 2:45pm. There will still be a 3pm Wheatland tour. If you have any questions regarding a visit to LancasterHistory.org on this day, please call 717-392-4633. Thank you!

Fellowship Opportunities

Community Organization Fellowships

Three $500 NEH fellowships will be offered annually to applicants from area community-impact agencies striving to use local history as a platform for discussing topics of importance in contemporary life. Staff working in a Lancaster County-based institution may apply for a fellowship to enable planning and execution of programs that apply Lancaster County's history and principles of religious tolerance, civil rights, social diversity, and the democratic process to twentyfirst-century life.

To Begin Research or Work for Fall/Winter 2017

Deadline: July 31, 2017 *Your application must be received by this date.*

Decision: August 31, 2017

Funds must be used within 12 months of the award notification. 

Application Information

An application should have the following elements when submitted in order to be considered for a fellowship:

  • A detailed description of the programming you envision. No more than 4-6 pages
  • Two letters of support from your institutional director, board chair, or relevant colleague. 
  • Current resume

Proposed projects should be designed to shed light on the history of the organization itself or the community it serves. Fellowship recipients will be asked to conduct a public presentation sharing both their research and the methodology of their work for Campus of History audiences as well as members of their own organizations.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to search the online finding aids for archives, library, objects, and photograph collections and contact the appropriate LancasterHistory.org staff (see staff directory on our website) with questions about the relevance of the collections to their proposed topic before applying. 

click here to apply


 

 
NEH Educational/Curriculum Fellowships

Curriculum fellowships are available to Lancaster County educators to help better incorporate local history and primary resources into classroom activities to engage students in a mastery of how local and national history are intertwined. Humanities-based educators in schools located in Lancaster County will be eligible to apply for a curriculum fellowship, including teachers at the primary and secondary education levels, as well as full-time faculty at Lancaster County accredited universities and colleges. These fellowships require research utilizing the resources of LancasterHistory.org

To Begin Research or Work for Fall/Winter 2017:

Deadline: July 31, 2017 *Your application must be received by this date.*

Decision: August 31, 2017

A total pool of 10 $500 week-long fellowships are available; apply for up to 4 weeks of support. Funds must be used within 12 months of the award notification. 

Application Information

An application should have the following elements when submitted in order to be considered for a fellowship:

  • A detailed description of the programmatic vision along with evidence of an innovative approach to incorporating the humanities into classroom teaching. No more than 4-6 pages.
  • Two letters of support from your school administrators or department chair
  • Current resume

Candidates are strongly encouraged to search the online finding aids for archives, library, objects, and photograph collections and contact the appropriate LancasterHistory.org staff (see staff directory on our website) with questions about the relevance of the collections to their proposed topic before applying. 

click here to apply


 

 
Pre- and Post-Dissertation Fellowships

LancasterHistory.org will make available several short-term research fellowships for scholars utilizing the collections during the academic year. Our extensive archival, library, and object collections are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of Lancaster County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and America from the late 17th century to the present. 

To Begin Research or Work for Fall/Winter 2017:

Deadline: July 31, 2017 *Your application must be received by this date.*

Decision: August 31, 2017

Fellowships are available for periods of one to four weeks ($500 per week; a total pool of $5,000) and must be used within 12 months of the award notification. 

Application Information

An application must have the following elements when submitted in order to be considered for a fellowship:

  • 1-2 page description of the research to be undertaken and how LancasterHistory.org collections will support your/ones research. Please reference pertienent collection materials in your project description. 
  • A brief writing sample or exerpt of recent work. No more than 20 pages.
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Candidates are strongly encouraged to search the online finding aids for archives, library, objects, and photograph collections and contact the appropriate LancasterHistory.org staff (see staff directory on our website) with questions about the relevance of the collections to their proposed topic before applying. 

click here to apply


 

 


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