The Pacific Historical Review
offers two year-long graduate editorial fellowships that run from September 16, 2012, through September 15, 2013. The fellowships are open to all students enrolled in the Portland State University graduate history program, and graduate students in any field of historical study are encouraged to apply. Both fellowships provide a stipend, a graduate tuition waiver, and support for travel to a major professional conference as a representative of the Pacific Historical Review
The Caroline P. Stoel Editorial Fellowships, endowed in 2001 by the Stoel family, the Wessinger Foundation, Ann and William Swindells, Edmund and Harriett Hayes, and Robert and Cecilia Huntington, carry, respectively, annual stipends of $10,000, usually awarded to a second-year student, and $8,000, usually awarded to an incoming student. Entering students, however, are eligible for either fellowship.
These fellowships offer an excellent opportunity to explore careers in history beyond teaching, preparing a student for work in the field of historical editing and writing for national, state, and local historical societies and journals, university presses, and more.
A complete application includes:
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter describing the applicant’s academic background, career objectives, intellectual interests, and intended fields of graduate study, as well as the ways that these academic plans and previous experiences relate to the position of editorial assistant. These letters should also identify any editorial experience an applicant has had.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic preparation and capacity for this editorial fellowship. These may come either in sealed envelopes included with the application packet or be sent directly to the PHR offices via post or email.
For questions about the fellowship application, please contact the editors by email (email@example.com
), phone (503) 725-4953 or (503) 725-8230, mail (Pacific Historical Review, 487 Cramer Hall, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751), or by visiting our office (487 Cramer Hall). Complete applications must be sent directly to the PHR office (not via the history department) and postmarked no later than February 15, 2012. Interviews will take place by early March, and fellowship recipients for 2012 - 2013 will be announced in April 2012.
For information about the graduate program in history at Portland State University, check the department website (www.history.pdx.edu
) or contact Professor Richard H. Beyler, Graduate Coordinator, Department of History, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207-0751.