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Northeast Modern Language Association

Summer Fellowships

  • The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program is designed to support the research of NeMLA members, especially untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. This does not preclude senior faculty from applying.
  • Fellowships up to $1,500 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer.
  • This program does not provide funding for conference travel, equipment, or general office expenses.

Application Deadline: February 6th

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Application Process

  1. All applicants must be NeMLA members at the time of application
  2. The application materials must be sent electronically to fellowship@nemla.org as MS Word attachments, and must be received by the Chair of the NeMLA Summer Fellowship committee, the second-vice president, by February 6; please put “NeMLA Summer Fellowship” in the subject line. Submissions cannot be submitted by post.
  3. To ensure receipt, all submissions will be acknowledged within 24 hours.
  4. Applicants must not have received a NeMLA Summer Fellowship within the past three years.
  5. In order to receive the allocated funds, applicants will be required to submit receipts as well as a poster (digital or otherwise) detailing their findings by December 31st of the year they received a fellowship. The poster and the receipts should be forwarded to support@nemla.org. The posters will be displayed in the exhibit room for the duration of the Annual Convention following the summer research trip. Fellowship recipients do not have to attend the convention at which their poster will be displayed but have the option of requesting a poster session to give them the opportunity to present their findings in person.
  6. Acknowledgement of the NeMLA Summer Fellowship grant must be included in any publication subsequent to the research conducted during the summer.

Application Materials

  1. A two-page (single-spaced) application that describes the summer project and includes a timeline
  2. An itemized budget
  3. Two letters from colleagues in the field supporting the proposed project; for electronic submission, these letters must be on university letterhead, sent from a university email address and include the email account’s electronic signature. For hard copy submissions, the letters should be included by the applicant in sealed and signed envelopes in the application package.
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