Research Grants News
Emerging Scholars Round Table
The New Netherland Institute held its second "Emerging Scholars Round Table" on Friday, 19 September 2014 at the offices of the Fort Orange Club in Albany. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for advanced graduate students, new Ph.D.s, or scholars new to the field to share their research on New Netherland or New Netherland related topics, and receive critical, supportive feedback from each other and established scholars in the field. The four "Emerging Scholars" selected were Megan L. Cherry, Nicholas J. Cunigan, D.L. Norlander, and Peter D. Van Cleave. The "Established Scholars" who offered feedback were Willem Frijhoff, Charles Gehring, Jaap Jacobs, Willem Klooster, Russell Shorto, Janny Venema, and David Voorhees. All those involved thought the event was a great success and planning for subsequent years is currently underway. Funding for the program was provided by the New Netherland Institute and the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.
Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City, is currently serving as New Netherland Research Center Senior Scholar. Mr. Shorto is researching the Dutch-American role in the American Revolution.
Applications for the Fulbright-NNRC Student Scholar Research Grant are due by 1 December 2015.
NNRC Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant applications are due by 15 May 2016.
Research Grants Awarded by the New Netherland Institute
The NNRC in conjunction with the Fulbright Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, offers a 3-month residency for research in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world.
In honor of our late friend and colleague, the New Netherland Institute has established a Charles W. Wendell Memorial Fund to support what we hope will be an annual research award.
With financial support from the Government of the Netherlands, the New Netherland Research Center has supported graduate student scholars with 3-month residential research grants.