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February 28, 2014

Jack Miller Center supports Colonial Williamsburg research fellowship

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The Jack Miller Center of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., have formed a partnership to sponsor the Colonial Williamsburg-Jack Miller Center fellowship.

The award is intended to advance scholarship that will contribute to a deeper understanding of America’s founding principles and history through the resources at Colonial Williamsburg’s John. D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

Fellowship Awardees will conduct research on America’s founding principles in Colonial Williamsburg’s John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

“The support from the Jack Miller Center will provide access to the resources of the Rockefeller Library for scholarly study of our founding principles,” said Jim Horn, the Abby and George O’Neill director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library and vice president, research and historical interpretation for Colonial Williamsburg.

“Students who examine primary sources such as wills, letters, newspaper articles and diaries will gain a real understanding of what the founders were thinking when they laid the foundation of a new, self-governing nation.”

The fellowship carries a stipend of $2,500 per month and covers a period of from one to three months. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at the Rockefeller Library and participate in the intellectual life of the foundation’s active research and education campus.

If accepted for the fellowship, applicants may apply to rent the Bruton Heights Scholar Cottage located near the library or the Prentis Kitchen in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

Doctoral candidates, scholars and independent researchers who wish to apply for the fellowship should submit a succinct project description (not to exceed 1,000 words) and a curriculum vitae. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a PDF or Word file to In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the library via email or by U.S. mail to Fellowship Committee, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776 USA.

Information about other fellowships is available at

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