The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship
in Early American Religious Studies

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies has received a grant of $44,000 from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to support a new dissertation fellowship in Early American Religious Studies. The first Carpenter Fellow will be appointed for the 2006-2007 academic year and will be chosen through the McNeil Centerís regular selection process for its dissertation fellows, for which the postmark deadline will be 1 March 2006.

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to PhD candidates in any discipline who are in the research or writing phase of a dissertation on any aspect of religion in North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. Proposals dependent on the use of the Philadelphia-area rich archival and library collections are particularly welcome.

The Carpenter Fellowship carries a stipend of $18,000 for a nine-month term. The fellow will receive private office space in the Centerís new building at the gateway to the University of Pennsylvania campus, and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in the Centerís program of seminars and other activities.


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