For History buffs among writers: The Starr Center’s unique location makes it an ideal place to study and write about the American past.
Chestertown, Md., a beautiful colonial town in the Chesapeake tidewater region, provides a quiet oasis for thinking and writing. In the Starr Center’s offices in the waterfront Custom House (c. 1746) and in the newly renovated Patrick Henry Fellows’ Residence (c. 1735), one is surrounded with the atmosphere of nearly three centuries of history.
Through its fellowship programs, the Starr Center supports innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the American past – especially by fostering the art of written history.
Visiting fellows find a place where they can retreat from daily responsibilities and focus on their writing projects – but also one where they are stimulated by interactions with students, faculty, and distinguished visitors. Location Charlestown, MD.
The Center’s Patrick Henry Visiting Fellowship supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors; it offers a $45,000 stipend for the academic year, plus living arrangements and other benefits.
Deadline for the 2012-13 Fellowship is February 15, 2012.
The Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship is open to applicants from a wide range of disciplines who are pursuing projects on the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. The award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.
The deadline for the 2012-13 Fellowship is March 15, 2012.
The Center also offers other short- and longer-term fellowships in Chestertown, as well as special student research fellowships for Washington College undergraduates.