The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites applications
for a new
summer program for college sophomores and juniors who are interested in
a major in American history and have demonstrated academic excellence in
Scholars will receive a stipend of $3,000, along with room, board, and
expenses for an eight-week program in New York City, from June 22nd to
15th. During the program, scholars will work on one of several Gilder
research projects that rely on the intensive study of primary sources.
end of eight weeks each scholar will have completed a project that will
in a credit or acknowledgement in a publication.
In addition to this primary research, Scholars will participate in
meetings with eminent historians, such as Kenneth Jackson of Columbia
University, to discuss historical issues and gain insight into their
A third component of the program will be weekly behind-the-scenes
visits, led by
an archivist, to leading repositories of American historical documents,
material, and material culture.
To apply, students must be enrolled in their sophomore or junior year in
accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
Candidates should submit:
A cover sheet with name, mailing address, telephone number, email
the names of two recommenders.
A curriculum vitae.
A 500-word statement about the candidate’s interest in American
why they believe its study is still significant in the contemporary
Two letters of recommendation by faculty members, one of whom must be
professor of American history.
No faxed or electronically transmitted applications will be accepted.
Application materials should be sent to the address below. Applications must be received by March 30th. Decisions will be made by
20th. For more information about the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History, visit our website.
Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
601 West 110th Street, Suite 4M
New York, NY 10027
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