Graduate Fellowship Application

The Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies invites applications for THREE graduate T.H. Breen Fellowships and ONE Quinn Fellowship for the next academic year. Breen Fellowships are for three quarters of support, not including summer support.  The Quinn Fellowship is designated for students in their last year of dissertation work.  Applicants may apply for both the Breen and Quinn fellowships. Selection of recipients and allocation of fellowships will be made by a faculty committee and announced by mid-May.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Usually early April

Please send the application materials to Assistant Director Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch at efp@northwestern.edu as a doc, docx or pdf file.  Recommendation letters should be e-mailed to the same address by the deadline.

I.  Three T.H. BREEN FELLOWS

These Fellowships cover Northwestern University tuition and provide a Graduate Assistant stipend for 3 quarters: Fall 2017, Winter and Spring 2018. Please note that the CCHS fellowship does not count towards the maximum years of departmental support.

Graduate Fellows are expected to participate fully in the ongoing work of the Center.  The most important obligation is organizing a one-day conference on a topic of general interest to the historical community OR establishing and maintaining a robust Center online and social media  presence (see below). 

The responsibilities of the Graduate Fellows also include (1) helping to maintain and update the Center’s online presence and speaker materials, (2) serving as liaisons between the Center and the undergraduate Leopold Fellows, and (3) providing assistance during the time that visiting speakers and visiting graduate student exchanges are on campus.

The application materials should contain the following:

  1. CV (with contact information)
  2. A one-page description of your proposed one-day conference workshop (as detailed as possible, including names of potential keynote speaker and commentator); the topic should have broad appeal to historians working in different sub-fields AND/OR a one-page proposal for a year-long project aimed at increasing the Chabraja Center’s online and social media presence, which includes filmed interviews with Center speakers; this project could also encompass a blog, an interactive website, an online discussion group, or any other initiative linked to or going beyond the Center’s formal programs.
  3. A signed form indicating a willingness to take on the full range of  responsibilities for Center Fellows
  4. A letter of recommendation from the head of your dissertation committee.

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II. One QUINN FELLOW

The  QUINN Fellowship is offered in partnership with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation. It is meant for the final year of PhD study. The Fellowship covers Northwestern University tuition and provides a Graduate Assistant stipend for 3 quarters: Fall 2017, Winter and Spring 2018. The Quinn Fellow is expected to participate fully in the ongoing work of the Center and complete writing the dissertation.

The application materials should contain the following:

  1. CV (with contact information)
  2. Brief description of your dissertation (no more than 1-2 pages)
  3. Sample chapter of your dissertation
  4. Signed form indicating a willingness to take on the full range of  responsibilities for Center Fellows 
  5. Letter of recommendation from the head of your dissertation committee.