Traditional academics as well as writers/researchers without academic institutional affiliation are encouraged to apply.
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for a residential fellowship from scholars and public intellectuals to study the fundamental origins and circumstances surrounding debt bondage, forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern day slavery. The Center is offering up to two fellowships in 2017-18.
This is an interdisciplinary fellowship program, based in history and the social sciences, which aims to promote innovative research on the origins and conditions that lead to contemporary slavery. In recent years many NGOs and other activists have worked very hard to provide data, to engage in intervention, and to raise public and governmental awareness on this international problem. At the GLC and at Yale, and at other cooperating institutions such as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati we believe the issues of modern slavery would benefit from a more robust research base rooted in, but not necessarily limited to, historical analysis and interpretation.
A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the Interfolio website by March 6, 2017 at 3:00pm Eastern Time. No late applications will be accepted. To apply, you are required to submit the following materials via Interfolio:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV),
- Two letters of recommendation
- Three to five page statement regarding intended research project (research statement)
For additional information, please contact:
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition-
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
~ Fax: 203-432-6943
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