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  • EDIS Awards

Scholar in Amherst Award

EDIS invites applications for the Scholar in Amherst Program. The scholarship, which is awarded annually, is designed to support research on Emily Dickinson at institutions such as the Frost Library of Amherst College, the Jones Public Library, the Mount Holyoke College Archives, the Dickinson Homestead, the Evergreens, and the Amherst Historical Society. The award is a $2,000 fellowship to be used for expenses related to that research, such as travel, accommodations, or a rental car. Upon completion of research in Amherst, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved as a result of EDIS support. A minimum stay of one week in Amherst is required. Recipients also may use the fellowship to initiate a lengthier stay in the area. Preference will be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers.

To apply for the 2010 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of introduction (written by the applicant), a two-page project proposal, and a brief bibliography, by May 15, 2011 to Paul Crumbley at and/or to Martha Nell Smith at Inquiries may also be directed to Eleanor Heginbotham at Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet.

Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Fellowship

The Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) announces a fellowship award in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The award, in the amount of $1,000, may be used to fund travel to collections or conferences, [End Page 134] to support book purchases, or for other research expenses necessary to the project. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in doctoral programs and engaged in the writing of dissertations or other major projects directed toward publication. Applicants should be aware that a dissertation project need not be focused on Dickinson only; however, a substantial part of the work should significantly engage Dickinson's work. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, description of the project (including intended use of the award funding), the names and contact information of two references, and a dissertation prospectus or other relevant writing sample (no more than 25 pages) to Martha Nell Smith, Professor, Department of English, 3238 Tawes Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Electronic applications welcome (indeed, preferred): Applications are due by May 15, 2011; the award will be announced by June 30, 2011.



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