Questions for Applicants

The following are the two sets of questions all applicants to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must address:

  1. In 1,000 words or fewer, briefly describe a recent research project you undertook, then explain how you organized and managed the evidence that you used to support your research. Evidence might include library, museum or archival resources; data you collected; or data produced by others. If anyone helped with your research and/or organizational strategies, please explain how they helped.  In retrospect, how would you have organized and managed your evidence differently? What kinds of outside advice and training might have enhanced your project?
  2. In 1,000 words or fewer, describe some ways that research methodologies and/or the dissemination of scholarship in your field have changed in the past 25 years. What factors prompted these changes? How do you think libraries, cultural heritage institutions, publishers, and/or universities should respond to these changes in order to support the advancement of knowledge in your field?