The Institut Français D’Amérique Fund Research Fellowships

Next Award Deadline: 15 February 2018

The Society for French Historical Studies offers two research fellowships (up to $1,500 per award) for maintenance during research in France for a period of at least one month.  Candidates should be working on PhD dissertations, or they should have received the PhD no longer than three years before the application deadline.  These awards are not for travel to or from France.  The proposed fields for research can include all areas of French historical and cultural studies.  These research fellowships are supported by "The Institut Français d’Amérique Fund" of the SFHS.

The two awards will be named in alternating years the Gilbert Chinard Fellowship or the Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Fellowship, for the first award, and the Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship or the Catherine Maley Fellowship, for the second award.  The Chinard/Rorison Fellowship will support research in all areas of French historical and cultural studies.  The Morot-Sir/Maley Fellowship will give preference to young scholars working in a broadly defined field of cultural history, art history, or literary studies.

The winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. The award may not be shared. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the committee.

To apply: please submit the following as email attachments (word or PDF) to the chair of the committee:

1. Project Proposal: In no more than two pages (single-spaced), the applicant should outline the nature and scope of the project and the archives and libraries to be consulted;
2. Current Curriculum Vitae;
3. Two confidential letters of recommendation supporting the proposal. Reference letters may be sent to the chair of the committee electronically; make sure that the scanned copy is signed. Original letters via snail mail are also accepted.

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Committee Members:

Stéphane Gerson, Chair (2018)

Department of French
New York University
19 University Place, 625
New York, New York 10003 (USA)

Jeffrey Burson (2019)

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054 (USA)

Jennifer Boittin (2020, Western Society
for French History representative)

Department of French and Francophone Studies
Pennsylvania State University
326 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802 (USA)

Tamara Chaplin (2020)

Department of History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
309 Gregory Hall MC 466
810 South Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 (USA)


Past Winners:

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