Cornell University College of Human Ecology History of Home Economics Fellowship

Cornell University College of Human Ecology

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2016 Dean’s Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students (must be eligible to work in the United States) with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply for this post-graduate opportunity. The fellowship recipient will receive an award of $6,500 for a summer or sabbatical residency of approximately six weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell University Library system in pursuit of scholarly research in the history of Home Economics and its impact on American society.

At the conclusion of the residency the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date.  Research projects should be intended for publication.

Relevant historical subject areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • history of food
  • nutrition
  • housing
  • consumer economics
  • the family
  • child development
  • design
  • clothing and textiles
  • history of women in higher education among other key topics in American social history

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 4, 2016.  For additional information, see:  Please circulate this announcement to interested individuals.

Posted: November 11, 2015