NYU Tamiment Library Fellowships

Call for applications
Fellowship Opportunities at New York University's Tamiment Library

The Center for the United States and the Cold War is pleased to announce that it will be offering a dissertation and post-doctoral fellowship as well as several travel grants for the 2008-2009 academic year. Our mission is to support research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We are particularly interested in proposals that deal with the impact that the Cold War had on the U.S. political economy, the national security state, civil rights, civil liberties, labor relations, and gender relations. The Center also looks forward to supporting projects that relate foreign policy to domestic politics and those that see the central issue as U.S. response to revolutionary nationalism and decolonization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center offers a nine-month residential fellowship for projects relating to academic freedom and its history. We encourage proposals that seek to explore the ways that fear of enemies abroad, and anxieties over perceived threats at home have jeopardized academic freedom. Projects that focus on the public schools and the changing nature of university governance are of particular interest.

Post-doctoral scholars, public historians and documentary filmmakers are encouraged apply.

The application deadline for all fellowships is February 1, 2008. In orderto apply, please send the information listed below to Professor Marilyn Young and Dr. Michael Nash, Tamiment Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • Short project description (five pages maximum)
  • Statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project, [url]http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/[/url]
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing samples are also welcome
Dissertation fellows will receive stipends of $20,000 for a nine-month academic year; stipends for post-doctoral and Ewen fellows will be $40,000; travel grants are $2,000 per month

For more information, applicants are encouraged to contact either Marilyn Young, [mailto]Marilyn.Young@nyu.edu[/mailto]; 212 998 8610, or Michael Nash, [mailto]Michael.Nash@nyu.edu[/mailto]; 212 998 2428.