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The Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program

The Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program supports scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period. The stipend for this long-term fellowship is $45,000 for nine consecutive months. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, but all applicants must hold a PhD to be awarded the fellowship. Fellows are expected to give at least one public lecture during the tenure of the fellowship as well as to show definite progress toward a publishable manuscript by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows may also be asked to cooperate with the Library administration in planning scholarly programs. This award is supported by a bequest from Margaret P. Nuttle.

Contact address: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Resident Scholar Programs, The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, NMAH 1041 MRC 672, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

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Contact phone: (202) 633-3872

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Deadline: January 15

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