E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship 2013
In an effort to enhance the publicís understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the NHA offers an annual E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship. Established in 1999, the award encourages research in the collections of the NHA Research Library and is open to academics, graduate students, and independent scholars. The NHA is the principal repository of Nantucket history, with extensive archives and collections that broadly illustrate Nantucket's past. For a list of previous fellowship recipients and topics, see http://www.nha.org/library/verney.html.
The Verney Fellow resides in the Thomas Macy House, a historic property owned by the association, for up to a three-week period. Housing is available January - May and October - December 2013. NHA Verney Fellows are expected to produce an article suitable for publication in the summer edition of Historic Nantucket, the NHAís quarterly journal, and to deliver a public lecture on the subject of their research, as well as a presentation to NHA staff. Projects resulting in the publication of a book, article, conference paper, or other media, are looked upon favorably.
Recipients of the award receive a stipend of $300 per week during the time in residence, for up to three weeks. Travel expenses are reimbursed for up to $600. Send a full description of the proposed project, curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay to:
Obed Macy Research Chair
Nantucket Historical Association
P.O. Box 1016
Nantucket, MA 02554
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