Fellowships and Awards

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Dorothy Ford Wiley Visiting Professor Dissertation Workshop

During the Fall semester 2018, as part of its Dorothy Ford Wiley Visiting Professor programming, the MEMS program will fund a workshop focusing on the work of UNC graduate student in the final stages of their dissertation project. The program will invite an outside scholar of the student’s choosing to attend the workshop and lead a critical discussion of a pre-circulated dissertation chapter. The program will pay for the DFW visiting professor’s travel and provide a modest stipend for the guest interlocutor; a one-on-one lunch-meeting for the student and guest professor; the staging of the seminar; and a catered dinner for the seminar participations.

Applications will be due by November 6, 2017. Applicants should provide:

– A cover letter including their name, department, and the title of their dissertation

– A 1000 word abstract of their dissertation subject, explaining the direction of their research and its original contribution to the field.

– A letter of support from their dissertation advisor.

– The name and contact information of the prospective DFW Visiting Professor interlocutor.

– a list of any previous support from the UNC-CH MEMS program (with dates).

Materials should be emailed together in Pdf format (except for the letter of support, which should be emailed separately) to tcstring@email.unc.edu.


The Donald Gilman Research Support Fund

Donald Gilman earned his Ph.D. in French/Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of French at Ball State University, his wide-ranging academic interests include sixteenth-century French literature; Renaissance literature in France, Italy, and England; and the history of literary criticism from Plato to French structuralism to post-structuralism. Professor Gilman established this annual award to support research in any field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. MEMS has been awarding this fund in alternating years to a PhD student and to a MEMS faculty member.

In 2017-18, the award will go to a Faculty Member ($2,500 for reimbursable expenses). Applications for this fund will be due by November 6, 2017. Applicants should provide:

– A cover letter including their name, department, and the title of their research project

– A 500 word research proposal, explaining the direction of their research and how the Gilman research fund will directly contribute to their research goals.

– a budget for the expenditure of the funds.

– a list of any previous support from the UNC-CH MEMS program (with dates).

Materials should be emailed together in PDF format to tcstring@email.unc.edu.


MEMS Small Research and Conference Travel Grants

Thanks to generous support from the Senior Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities, the MEMS program will be able to offer small grants for research projects and conference travel for full-time graduate students. The funds might be also be applied toward the purchase of books and other research materials such as scanned documents (but not including hardware of any kind). Typical awards will run from $500-$1000, applied toward reimbursable expenses. The deadline for these awards is November 6, 2017.

Applicants should provide:

– a statement of intent for the funds and how they would contribute to their wider intellectual project(s). If applying for conference travel, include paper title and other details relating to the conference.

– a budget for the expenditure of the funds.

– the name of your advisor and contact information for her/him (no letter of support is needed).

– a list of any previous support from the UNC-CH MEMS program (with dates).

Materials should be emailed together in PDF format to tcstring@email.unc.edu.


Sara Malone Conference Travel Grants

Thanks to the generosity of a private donor, we are able to award up to three grants of $500 each for conference travel. The funds may be used to pay for conferences attended since July 1, 2017, or for upcoming conference travel through June 30, 2018. The deadline for these awards is November 6, 2017.

Applicants should provide:

  1. A cover letter detailing the nature of their conference travel, including conference attended (or attending), paper title, panel title, and chair. Please indicate how and whether the topic of the paper (or the conference at large) is related to your dissertation research.
  2. A budget for the expenditure of the funds.
  3. The name of your advisor and contact information for him/her (no letter of support is needed).
  4. A list of any previous support from the UNC-CH MEMS program (with dates).

Materials should be emailed together in PDF format to tcstring@email.unc.edu.


Frank Ryan and John Headley Dissertation Fellowship

This award is being offered in 2017.

Deadline: November 6, 2017.

John Headley taught in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1964 until his retirement in 2003. During those years, he established himself as a major scholar in several important areas of early modern history and became a friend and mentor to many colleagues and students. His creation and leadership of the University’s long-standing, multi-departmental monthly seminar in Renaissance Studies anticipated by many years the motives that inspired younger scholars to devise the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, of which Professor Headley was an active and generous supporter until his death in September 2017.

To honor his friend and colleague Frank Ryan, Professor of American Intellectual History and to support high-quality research by aspiring young scholars, Professor Headley established the Ryan-Headley Dissertation Fellowship in 2008. MEMS awards this fellowship (approximately $9,000 for one semester without teaching responsibilities) every two years to support the work of a graduate student from any discipline who is in the final stages of writing a dissertation that has significant implications for the study of the medieval and/or early modern world. Anyone in the field of MEMS is welcome to apply, although applications are especially welcome from PhD candidates working on intellectual history, subjects relating to the European Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, and/or themes in premodern global studies.

Applicants should submit:

– A cover letter including their name, department, year in the program, dissertation title, the name of their advisor (if your referee is different from your advisor, please list their name too).

– A 1000 word maximum abstract of your dissertation project, explaining its scope and significance for medieval and/or early modern studies more generally.

– A short (1-2 pages) select bibliography for your project.

– a list of any previous support from the UNC-CH MEMS program (with dates).

– Submitted separately, a letter of support from your advisor or other faculty member.

Materials should be emailed together (except for letter of support) combined in a single Pdf file to tcstring@email.unc.edu.