Monday, September 17, 2012

Omohundro Postdoctoral Fellowship

Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013–2015 

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2013. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other manuscript have significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. Applicants may not have previously published or have under contract a scholarly monograph, and they must have met all requirements for the doctorate before commencing the fellowship. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. The Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow's completed manuscript. The Institute's scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America's indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, from the sixteenth century to approximately 1820. 

Fellows devote most of their time to research and writing, work closely with the editorial staff, and participate in colloquia and other scholarly activities of the Institute. In addition to a beginning stipend of $50,400, the fellowship provides office, research, and computer facilities as well as some travel funds for conferences and research. Fellows hold concurrent appointment as visiting assistant professor in the appropriate department at the College of William and Mary and teach a total of six semester hours during the two-year term. The calendar year 2014 is reserved solely for research and writing. Institute fellows also have the option of spending a summer at the Huntington Library on a full grant within five years of their residency in Williamsburg. 

The award is open to all eligible persons equally. Foreign nationals may apply. The College of William and Mary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Further information may be obtained by contacting: Institute Fellowship, OIEAHC, P. O. Box 8781, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8781. E-mail:   

Information and application forms for Institute fellowships can be found on our web site at 

Application must be postmarked by November 1, 2012.


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