Friday, September 03, 2010


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The stipend will be $1,350 for fellows residing on campus (rent-free) in the Society's scholars' housing, located next to the main library building. The stipend will be $1,850 for fellows residing off campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel allowance.

Deadline October 5, 2010.

Fellowship projects may include (but are not limited to): historical novels, performance of historical music or drama, poetry, documentary films, television programs, radio broadcasts, plays, libretti, screenplays, magazine or newspaper articles, nonfiction works of history designed for general audiences of adults or children, as well as visual and performing arts purposes.

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