7.0124 Fellowship in Religion and American History (1/161)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Aug 1993 19:09:53 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0124. Thursday, 19 Aug 1993.
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 93 23:38:35 EDT
From: Jon Butler <JBUTLER@YALEVM>
Subject: Fellowship announcement
Grant and Fellowship Announcement
Pew Program in Religion and American History
1994-1995 National Fellowships and Grants for Ph.D. Dissertations
and First Books
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Through a generous $1.5 million grant from The Pew Charitable
Trusts, Yale University has established a nationally competitive
fellowship and grant program to stimulate and sustain scholarship in
religion and American history between 1600 and 1980. Awards will
be available to scholars in the early stages of their careers who are
completing Ph.D. dissertations or first books. The first awards will be
available for the 1994-95 academic year.
The Pew Program in Religion and American History emphasizes
direct aid to scholars through fellowships, research grants, and
conferences. The awards are intended to foster a sense of
community and purpose among beginning scholars and to stimulate a
new body of historical literature on crucial interrelationships
between religion and America's historical evolution between 1600
and 1980. The program represents a major partnership between The
Pew Charitable Trusts and Yale University to provide national
leadership in better understanding the dynamics of American
history, particularly the role religion may have played in its
The program is thoroughly non-sectarian and non-denominational.
Attention may be directed to the many varieties of religion practiced
in the United States throughout its history, including native
American religion, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and oc-
cultism, among others, and to their interrelationships with any and
all aspects of American life before 1980.
The program especially welcomes proposals that address causal
relationships between religion and American history. These might
include relationships between religion and politics, economics, for-
eign policy, popular culture, intellectual life, family life, public policy,
education, and public and private morality, just to name a few.
Graduate Student Fellowships
1994 Summer Fellowships
The program will award six $5000 fellowships for summer 1994.
These fellowships are intended for students who have completed
preliminary stages of dissertation research. They are intended to
allow students to use the summer in dissertation research and
writing and to provide funds for research whose costs would be
otherwise prohibitive. The application deadline is October 15, 1993.
1994-1995 Dissertation Fellowships
The program will award eight one-year dissertation fellowships of
$12,000 each for the 1994-1995 academic year. These are intended
as "final year" fellowships, and applicants should explain why and
how they expect to complete their dissertations during the term of
the fellowship. The application deadline is October 15, 1993.
Faculty Fellowships and Grants
1994-1995 Faculty Fellowships
The program will award six fellowships of $25,000 for the 1994-
1995 academic year to faculty members completing first books.
Faculty members are expected to devote full time to final research
and writing and to be free from all teaching and administrative
responsibilities during the term of the fellowship. Their college or
university is expected to support the scholarly project by furnishing
any supplement necessary to provide a full year's salary. The
application deadline is October 15, 1993.
1994-1995 Faculty Research Grants
The program will award between five and ten research grants for
the 1994-1995 academic year. The grants will range from $2,500 to
$10,000 and are intended to pay expenses for research tasks such as
unusual travel, the coding and analysis of statistical materials, or
unusual kinds of research assistance. The application deadline is
October 15, 1993.
1993 Northeast Regional Faculty Conference
The Pew Program in Religion and American History will sponsor a
brief conference for faculty members interested in the relationship
between religion and American history. The conference will be held
at Yale on a Friday evening and Saturday morning during the fall
semester. The program will assume the costs of overnight lodging
and meals for all participants; participants arrange their own
transportation to Yale.
1995 Fellows Conference
All recipients of fellowships and grants awarded by the Pew
Program in Religion and American History will attend a conference at
Yale University in the spring of 1995. Both graduate student and
faculty fellows will make major presentations based on the work
undertaken during their fellowship and also will discuss work by
other fellows. In addition, at least one session will be devoted to
problems and opportunities in teaching. Travel, room, and meal
expenses for the Fellows Conference will be assumed by the program.
Applications for the fellowships and grants offered by the Pew
Program in Religion and American History are available at the Yale
address below. The application deadline for all nationally
competitive fellowships and grants is October 15, 1993.
Faculty members living in the northeast area of the United States
should receive announcements of the Northeast Regional Faculty
Seminar during the early fall. Anyone who wishes to attend the
faculty seminar should contact the office of the Pew Program in
Religion and American History at Yale for information. The confer-
ence is open to all interested faculty members teaching American
Fellowship stipends will be paid directly to recipients following
certification of their status and other requirements. Research grants
will be paid to the recipients' home institutions, which will oversee
Fellowships and research grants are awarded on a nationally
competitive basis to graduate students and faculty throughout the
United States. Recipients of fellowships and grants may do their
work wherever it is most feasible, and there is no requirement for
residence at Yale. However, Yale University is eager to make its li-
braries and other facilities available to Pew fellowship recipients, as
it does for all scholars. Current Yale graduate students do not
participate in this national award competition and apply instead for
special fellowships available for them at Yale.
For applications and information write:
Pew Program in Religion and American History
P. O. Box 2160 Yale Station
New Haven CT 06520-2160
The Pew Program in Religion and American History is directed by
Professors Jon Butler and Harry S. Stout. The program's project
assistant is Scott Cormode.