Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington)

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Grant amount: US $50,000

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019 11:59pm PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher Research Scientist Faculty

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Preferred: California Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Los Angeles County, California

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Overview:

The Huntington, one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.

Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe. These three distinct facets of The Huntington are linked by a devotion to research, education, and beauty.

Scholars come from around the world every year to conduct advanced humanities research using The Huntington’s collections. Through a rigorous peer-review program, the institution awards approximately 200 fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than the deadline. 
  • Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections: history, literature, art, and the history of science.

Preferences:

  • Preference may be given to projects in the history of the American West in general and of California in particular.