A Student of History

September 20, 2007

Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship

Filed under: Early America,The Academy — John Maass @ 4:36 pm

Fellowship Announcement  The Society of the Cincinnati invites applications for the Tyree-Lamb Research Fellowship.  The fellowship is named in honor of two members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, Lewis Tyree, Jr., and John K. Lamont Lamb. It is intended to provide $1,000 to support the cost of travel, housing and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Society’s library for a period of at least one full week.  The fellowship is open to graduate level students and other scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library’s holdings. The Society of the Cincinnati library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps, and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of 18th-century naval and military history and the art of war during that period.  The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as a museum, and the headquarters of the Society. The fellowship recipient will be required to complete his or her week of research within a period of one year from the date of the award.  Further, the recipient will be required to submit a three-to-five-page written report and summary of research findings, which may be published in the Society’s journal, Cincinnati Fourteen.  In addition, the library requests a single copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation, or book) that may result. Applicants should submit the following: ¨      A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications and professional experience¨      A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed 2 pages)¨      (For current graduate students only)  Two confidential, sealed letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project.  Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application. Applications must be received by November 15th, 2007.  Applicants will be notified by January 15th, 2008. Applications should be mailed to:Ellen McCallister Clark, Library DirectorThe Society of the Cincinnati2118 Massachusetts Ave, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008 For further information about the collections, contact Rebecca Cooper, Manager of Reader Services, at (202) 785-2040, x411; or: rcooper@societyofthecincinnati.org 

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