Deadline for submissions: January 27, 2017

Full name / name of organisation: The Thoreau Society

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2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship.

Recipients will receive $1,000 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater-Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2017 Annual Gathering and Bicentennial Celebration held in Concord MA in early July. Both emerging and established scholars, as well as Thoreau enthusiasts, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will use the Thoreau Society’s Walter Harding Collection housed at the Thoreau Institute for at least part of the fellowship period, but applicants intending to use any of the Thoreau Society Collections or other Thoreau archives in the Greater-Boston area are encouraged to apply. The Collections are described here: Candidates are also encouraged to present their work at the Annual Gathering during the fellowship period or the following year. To apply, candidates should send an email to the fellowship committee chair, Ronald Hoag (, with the following attachments:

A current curriculum vitae or resume
A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including a description of the project, a statement explaining the significance of the project, and an indication of the specific archives and collections the applicant wishes to consult.
Graduate students only: A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and the proposed project. (This letter is optional and can be emailed separately to the fellowship committee at the above address.)
Applications are due by Friday, January 27, 2017. The award will be announced at the 2017 Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts.

Please contact the fellowship committee chair for more information.