Scholars are invited to apply for the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships. The fellowships are administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from funds provided by the Schlesinger Fund. The fellowships are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources. The successful candidate(s) will create at least a portion of their original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.
Eligibility Criteria /Scholarship Guidelines
The following are required to apply:
Complete Application Form.
An application form accompanied by a brief proposal (three to four pages) in the form of a letter describing the planned research, its significance, the intended audience, and the expected outcome.
Two letters of recommendation from academic or other appropriate references.
A sample of your writing (approx. ten pages); a project budget; and a vita.
A project budget, including the following information: a description of how the awarded funds would be applied (the estimated per diem cost of accommodations and meals for Boston, MA is $250); a list of other fellowships or grants that will support the project, and a statement on whether matching funds are available to you through your home institution or elsewhere. A CV or resume.
Additional documentation will not be considered as part of your application.
Email your completed application to the Fellowship Coordinator at Kennedy.Fellowships@nara.gov, or submit by mail:
Research Fellowship Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Boston, MA 02125