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NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP 2012 COMPETITION

The NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $8,000 stipend. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 travel grant. Each advisor may nominate one candidate, who should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution, and who has, at the time of application, completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

•    The nomination must be made by the student's dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation.   The nominating advisor must be a member of the NACBS.

•    The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay.

Procedures for Application:

1.    Application consists of the two letters of nomination and recommendation described above; a one-page curriculum vitae of the candidate; and a 1000 word research proposal written by the candidate, which should explain the importance of the topic to the field of British history and include a description of the relevant primary materials that are to be consulted in the British Isles.  Appended to the CV should be a list of the financial support (source, type and amount) received by the applicant since the beginning of graduate study, and an indication of any current pending applications for financial aid to support dissertation research.

2.    Letters of reference should address themselves not only to the student's past record, but also to the importance of the topic and the need to pursue the research in the British Isles. The major advisor, in endorsing the candidate, is also confirming the ABD status of the candidate and the financial information requested above.

A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters of reference should be placed in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap, and given to the applicant for inclusion in the application package. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2012. Send materials, including a current email address, to:

Professor David Campion
Department of History
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219, USA
Email: dave.campion@gmail.com

Professor Nancy Ellenberger
U.S. Naval Academy
History Department
107 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21402
Email: ellenber@usna.edu

Professor Shannon McSheffrey, Chair
Department of History LB-1001
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC
Canada    H3G 1M8
Email: mcsheff@alcor.concordia.ca

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The NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $8,000 stipend. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 travel grant. Each advisor may nominate one candidate, who should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution, and who has, at the time of application, completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

  • The nomination must be made by the student's dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation.   The nominating advisor must be a member of the NACBS.
  • The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay.

Procedures for Application:

  1. Application consists of the two letters of nomination and recommendation described above; a one-page curriculum vitae of the candidate; and a 1000 word research proposal written by the candidate, which should explain the importance of the topic to the field of British history and include a description of the relevant primary materials that are to be consulted in the British Isles.  Appended to the CV should be a list of the financial support (source, type and amount) received by the applicant since the beginning of graduate study, and an indication of any current pending applications for financial aid to support dissertation research.
  1. Letters of reference should address themselves not only to the student's past record, but also to the importance of the topic and the need to pursue the research in the British Isles. The major advisor, in endorsing the candidate, is also confirming the ABD status of the candidate and the financial information requested above.

A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters of reference should be placed in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap, and given to the applicant for inclusion in the application package. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. Send materials, including a current email address, to: Professor Nancy Ellenberger U.S. Naval Academy, History Department, 107 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21402 (email: ellenber@usna.edu); Professor Paul Deslandes, University of Vermont History Department, Wheeler House, 133 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT  05405 (email: Paul.Deslandes@uvm.edu); Professor Jim Masschaele, History Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901-1108 (email: massch@rci.rutgers.edu).

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