The Anne Firor Scott Public Scholarship Fellowship, funded directly by The Graduate School, supports one advanced graduate student with a strong interest in carrying out dissertation research that connects with broader public constituencies through innovative forms of scholarly publication (including digital projects of the use of social media) or forms of community engagement and advocacy.
The fellowship provides an academic-year stipend (equivalent to the Graduate School-recommended Arts and Sciences nine-month stipend rate), as well as tuition, mandatory fees, and the health-insurance premium for fellowship recipients who enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in significant work in public scholarship, for and with the broader community outside of Duke, by working in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars & Publics (FSP) to develop programming, workshops, community engagement, or digital projects. FSP will provide the successful applicant with support for programming and projects.
The Anne Firor Scott Fellowship was created in honor of Scott, a pioneer historian of American women. She served on the Duke University History Department faculty from 1961 to 1991. Scott was the first professor at Duke to include women's scholarship in her teaching and research. She wrote numerous books and publications including The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930. Initially published in 1970 as the first study to be based on a close review of women's personal documents, it remains in print today as baseline for the modern study of southern women's history. In 1980, she was appointed the first women to chair the History Department at Duke and was named the William K. Boyd Professor of History—a distinction which she continues to hold as professor emerita.
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2022