Topics of Study Range from Slavery and Art to Early American Foreign Policy
Mount Vernon has selected fifteen leading history scholars who will receive fully-funded research fellowships at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (Washington Library) for the 2017-18 academic year. These fellows will study on site at the Washington Library for up to six months beginning this fall.
Now in its fifth year, the Washington Library’s fellowship program has become a highly sought-after honor for academics researching topics related to George Washington, his life, and the founding era. While in residence, the fellows become an important part of the Mount Vernon community. They take part in day-to-day activities at the estate and library. The scholars are frequently called upon to share their findings in formal settings and casual gatherings for staff, other visiting scholars, and special guests.
“There is no better place to study George Washington and the era in which he lived than here at Mount Vernon,” said the Washington Library’s founding director, Dr. Doug Bradburn. “But even better than the opportunity of the fellows to learn at Mount Vernon—we learn from them, and they learn from each other. Solid scholarship remains as important as ever and we’re delighted to play a role in patronizing new thinking.”
Research fellowships less than three months provide a stipend of $3,000 per month, three-month fellowships provide $10,000, and six-month fellowships provide $20,000. All awards include onsite housing, as well as round-trip airfare or mileage reimbursement for one trip to and from Mount Vernon. For more information, please visit mountvernon.org/researchfellows.