Blake Grindon (Princeton University) is the inaugural recipient of the first OI-Fort Ticonderoga short-term fellowship. She used the fellowship to continue research on her project “The Death of Jane McCrea and the Contest for Warfare in the Northeast: Natives, Colonists, and Europeans in the American Revolutionary War.”
The Omohundro Institute and Fort Ticonderoga are pleased to offer a Short-Term Visiting Fellowship (one month or four working weeks) for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. Scholars with strong interests in early America, broadly understood to mean the Atlantic World in the years between roughly 1450 and 1820, are encouraged to apply. Fort Ticonderoga holds one of North America’s largest collections of military material culture, covering the colonization of North America and the ensuing colonial conflicts, as well as the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The collection includes rare books, manuscripts, weaponry, accoutrements, textiles, uniforms, headgear, paintings, prints, maps, ephemera, personal effects from across the Atlantic world and a complementary archeological collection consisting of tens of thousands of artifacts recovered from the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in the 20th century. The collection includes objects made and used in military contexts from First Nations, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and elsewhere. The fellowship is intended to support research that will benefit from further examination of these collections.
Fellows make use of Fort Ticonderoga’s collections and facilities, including office space and, when possible, lodgings on the museum grounds. Fellows may choose to take the award in one four-week or two two-week residencies. Unless otherwise agreed by the OI and FT, the fellows are expected to use the award within twelve months from the date of the award.
Subsequent to their residencies, and at a time mutually convenient to all, fellows may be asked to deliver a talk on their research. (A travel stipend in such cases will be provided to the fellow.)
Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 per month.
Applicants should submit:
- Project Description (500 words maximum)
- Abbreviated c.v. (2 pages maximum)
Applicants should request:
- Two letters of recommendation (to be sent to the OI directly by the recommenders)
Applications are due November 1.