Diana Korzenik Virtual Research Fellowship

The experience for Diana Korzenik Virtual Fellows will reflect the onsite fellowship experience as much as possible. For three months, fellows will have access to digitized collections, both free and paywall-protected; a designated staff member will connect them with materials (via document camera) and with readers’ services staff and/or curators who can advise and assist in their research. Fellows will participate in fellows’ talks, currently offered only via Zoom. AAS will facilitate interaction between and among all fellows, on and off site.


This fellowship is awarded to individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing - - including doctoral dissertations - - in any field of American history and culture through 1900.

Length of Term

Access to digitized collections, both free and paywall-protected, will be for three months. A designated staff member will connect them with materials (via document camera) as time allows within the duration of the three month fellowship.


Each fellow will receive a stipend of $3,500.


Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society’s collections.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Current CV
  • A description of proposed research project (no more than two double-spaced pages)
  • An explanation of the circumstances that preclude taking an onsite fellowship (no more than one double-spaced page)
  • A one-page bibliography of relevant secondary literature, list of other sources of funding for the project
  • The names and contact information for two references (referees should be able to speak to the research proposal at hand)

To apply, complete the online application form.

Application Deadline
Contact Person


Date Name Affiliation Position
2023-24 Sophie Hess University of Maryland PhD Candidate in American history 'Come by Water and Not by Land:' Iron, Rivers, and Challenges to Settler Colonialism in Maryland, 1608-1782
2023-24 Rachel Hooper Savanah College of Art and Design Professor of Art History Black-Owned Art Collections in the United States, 1860-1870
2023-24 Lawrence Mullen State University of New York, Buffalo PhD in English Intersection Wellness, Psychiatric, and Medical Institutional Care and the Patient Experience, 1820-1900
2022-23 Deena Al-halabieh University of California, Santa Barbara PhD Candidate Princes Among Slaves: Orientalism, Race, and Religion in 18th -19th Century American Arabic Slave Narratives
2022-23 Sherita L. Johnson University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor of English Panoramic Travel with Frances Harper: Archival Recovery of the Reconstruction Years
2022-23 Shana Klein Kent State University Assistant Professor Spoiled Milk: The Visual Culture of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in Victorian America