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SHEAR DEI Research Fellowship

To further Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s mission to foster research on “the rich complexity and enduring significance of the early American republic,” SHEAR will offer at least two research fellowships to scholars examining African diasporic, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, and/or Pacific Island history from 1776 to 1861. We are now seeking applications from interested scholars.

These fellowships may be used for research travel to archives and/or purchasing microfilm, books, or other research-related materials. Fellows will receive $3,000 at the beginning of the fellowship for their research expenses. The following year fellows will receive $1000 support to travel to present their research at the SHEAR annual conference. Scholars who are from underrepresented backgrounds, early in their careers (graduate students or recent post-graduates), and/or contingent faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested scholars should submit a cover letter, CV, a one to two-page summary of their research project and plans and a brief explanation of how the fellowship funds will be used in a single file. 

The 2024 application period is now closed. Questions regarding the application should be sent to shear at wm.edu.