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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Hodson-Brown Fellowship

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 Hodson-Brown Fellowship is March 15, 2015.

The Hodson-Brown Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, 
or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.  Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application.

The 2015-2016 fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.

The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The two-month writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown during the summer following the research term.

For information on how to apply for a Hodson-Brown Fellowship, click here.

Questions may be directed to Jean Wortman, Assistant Director at

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2015. Applications may be submitted 
via email to starr_center@washcoll.edu, or mailed to:

Jean Wortman
Starr Center Fellowships
The Custom House
101 South Water Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

All email correspondence must include applicant’s full name in the subject line.

For more information on the fellowships and the sponsor institutions, please visit starrcenter.washcoll.edu and www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library.