The Jefferson Scholars Foundation will award National Fellowships to outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations in U.S. history, politics, public policy, and foreign relations. In addition, the Foundation is pleased to offer the following designated National Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. To be considered for a designated Fellowship, please indicate your interest in your application.

Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics

The Louis Galambos National Fellowship supports the completion of exceptional dissertations for which the Hagley’s Library research materials constitute a significant source and that connect with the mission of the National Fellowship Program.

For many decades the Hagley Library has been the preeminent business history library in the United States, with over seven miles of manuscript materials, 300,000 published sources, and more than 2 million visual images. Many researchers have availed themselves of Hagley’s research grants to use its business and politics collections, including the archives of the National Association of Manufacturers, United States Chamber of Commerce, and National Foreign Trade Council. Hagley also sponsors significant scholarly programming, including seminars, conferences, and lectures pertaining to the relationship between business and politics. It is the administrative headquarters of the Business History Conference, the principal academic organization of business historians in the United States. More information on Hagley’s collections is available here.

Like other National Fellows, the Business and Politics Fellow is paired with a senior scholar in the Fellow’s field who will serve as a mentor and provide critical guidance during the year. The Galambos Fellow meets with a Mentor while in residence—at the Hagley Library or the Jefferson Scholars Foundation—to assemble her/his research network, and receives summer training for leadership in the academy, higher education, and related institutions.

The Business and Politics Fellow is expected to be in residence at Hagley for the fall and spring academic year. While in residence, the Fellow will receive an office, stack access, inter-library loan privileges, internet access, the opportunity to present a paper in Hagley’s seminar series, and use of Hagley’s discounted scholar’s accommodations. 

The Louis Galambos National Fellow in Business and Politics receives a stipend of $25,000 for the year.

Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded National Fellowship in Technology and Democracy

The Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded National Fellowship supports the completion of exceptional dissertations that delve into groundbreaking research in the areas of technology and democracy. Monell Foundation National Fellows aim to enhance knowledge and understanding of science, technology, and the environment as understood through a historical perspective and democratic ideals. Past Fellows have conducted research on key policy issues such as energy, urban redevelopment, history of agricultural policy, healthcare reform, national security, the environment, and environmental health.

Like other National Fellows, the Monell Foundation National Fellow is paired with a senior scholar in the Fellow’s field who will serve as a Mentor and provide critical guidance during the year. The Fellow meets with a Mentor while in residence to assemble her/his research network, and receives summer training for leadership in the academy, higher education, and related institutions.

The Fellow receives a stipend of $25,000 in the first year, with the possibility of a second year supported by a stipend of $35,000.

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