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Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.1 (2004) 95-96

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Announcements and Opportunities

Rockefeller Foundation Short-Term Fellowships in American Indian Studies at the Newberry Library

Rockefeller Short Term fellowships are designed to promote research and teaching in American Indian studies by tribal college faculty, librarians, or curators at American Indian cultural centers or museums, or historians working in reservation-based communities. These fellowships foster research in any aspect of American Indian studies supported by the Newberry Library's collections. Each fellow will have the opportunity to research in the extensive library materials related to American Indian history, participate in an active community of scholars, and present research in a D'Arcy McNickle Center Seminar.

Applicants' projects may culminate in a variety of formats including but not limited to curriculum development projects, artistic works, or publications. The fellowships support one to three months of residential research at the Newberry Library and carry a stipend of $3,000 per month plus $1,000 in travel expenses.

Founded in 1887, the Newberry Library is an independent research library that is free and open to the public. Its holdings center on the societies of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth century and include two unequalled collections of print and non-print materials on American Indian peoples. The Edward E. Ayer Collection of general Americana has more than 130,000 volumes, plus an extensive collection of manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, drawings, and paintings. The Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana focuses on the trans-Mississippi West in the nineteenth century.

For further information about specific collections or how one might pursue a particular topic in the collections, contact the reference desk via e-mail [End Page 95] or phone. Information is also available at our website. Future application deadlines: January 15, April 15, and September 15, 2003-2004. Submit applications to:

Committee on Awards
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago il60610-3380
Phone: 312-255-3666

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OAH/IU Diversity Fellowship

In an effort to recruit new practitioners to the profession of U.S. history who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population as a whole, the Organization of American Historians, in conjunction with Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences and its Department of History, awards a diversity fellowship biennially to one student enrolling in the Ph.D. program in U.S. History at Indiana University.

At the core of the multiyear fellowship is tuition and fees for six years of study. In addition, the recipient will be awarded a stipend in the first year; an associate instructorship in the Department of History in the second and fifth years; an assistantship in the oah executive office in the third and fourth years; and a dissertation-year stipend in the sixth year. The stipend or compensation offered each year will begin at $18,000 per year.

Students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups (including African American, Latino/a, Asian American, or Native American) who have not yet begun graduate work at Indiana University are eligible. Submit applications to:

John Bodnar, Chair
Department of History
Indiana University
1020 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington IN 47405-7103

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