Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics


Martha Van RennselaerThe College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, is accepting applications for the 2015 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics.  We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply.   A $6,500 stipend will be paid as salary for a summer or sabbatical residency of six continuous weeks (must be eligible to work in the United States) 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.   Relevant historical subject areas include: history of food, nutrition, housing, the family, child development, consumer economics, design, and clothing and textiles, among other key topics in American social history.  

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. The fellow will return to campus, usually the following spring, to give a public lecture on the completed research project. Research projects should be intended for publication. Full application information for the post-graduate fellowship is available on this site. 

The deadline for applications is March 3, 2015.

The History of the Home Economics Fellowship - an Exhibit

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