Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2012 for the next available fellowship, to be taken in a two-month period between July 2013 and June 2014.
The Institute for Research in the Humanities (http://irh.wisc.edu) and the History of Cartography Project (http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart), at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, hold an annual competition for the David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography. The fellowship gives scholars an opportunity to research and write on a subject related to the history of cartography in a stimulating academic environment. Proposals should complement one of the forthcoming volumes of *The History of Cartography*. It is preferred that the 2013-2014 Fellow will focus on material related to Volume Five, *Cartography in the Nineteenth Century*, but this is not required and the choice of subject matter is otherwise open. Fellows are provided with office space (when available) and access to all UW-Madison libraries and campus facilities. Participation in the lively, interdisciplinary community of the Institute is strongly encouraged.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison libraries are particularly well suited to humanistic and cartographic scholarship. Memorial Library (with three million volumes) is the principal research facility on campus for the humanities and social sciences and has an excellent collection of historical monographs and reference books. It also houses an extensive periodical collection. The Department of Special Collections contains the Chester H. Thordarson Collection in the history of science and is strong in the history of books and printing. The Geography Library contains UW’s primary collection of geography and cartography and is housed in Science Hall, which is also the location of the Geography Department, the Robinson Map Library, and the History of Cartography Project office. The History of Cartography Project maintains an archive of articles and illustrations used in previous volumes that are available for consultation. More information on UW-Madison’s libraries may be found on the internet at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/.
The annual residential fellowship is granted in memory of David Woodward (1942-2004), a founding editor of The History of Cartography and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (1997-2002), and is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet Holzheimer. The stipend, currently $7,000, supports travel to Madison and the two-month residency at the Institute. This amount is subject to taxes in accordance with U.S. law and international tax treaties; fellows may also be required to pay fees for short-term health insurance premiums or other services mandated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Applications should include:
• Application form, available from http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/#fellow or http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=13.
• Proposal: Up to 4 double-spaced pages explaining what you intend to study during the two-month residency, the significance of the project, how resources available at UW-Madison will aid your research, and a specific plan of work. Provide a brief summary of progress already made on the project. Clearly state the intended product of your research and how the work relates to your future professional development.
• Bibliography: publications relevant to the project, up to 2 pages.
• Curriculum vitae: include work forthcoming and in progress.
• Three letters of reference that address the significance and feasibility of the proposed research, quality of the proposal, qualifications for the project, and the applicant’s past work.
All materials, including the letters of reference, are due before 4pm (Central Time) on December 7, 2012 and should be emailed directly to Ann Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The selection of the Woodward Fellow will be made on the recommendation of the editors of Volumes Four, Five, and Six of The History of Cartography and the Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities.
Questions about research may be directed to History of Cartography Project director Matthew Edney (email@example.com; 608-263-3992). Questions about the application process and residency may be directed to Ann Harris at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-3855) or to Susan Friedman, Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities (email@example.com; 608-262-8151).
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