NNRC STUDENT SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE RESEARCH GRANT
Student Scholar Alena Buis
Alena Buis at the 2012 New Netherland Seminar, where she spoke on her research on the visual culture of New Netherland.
The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a joint endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands, announces the NNRC Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant. The grant covers a period of up to three months in residence and provides a stipend of $5,000. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. Applications are due by June 1.
Scholars beyond the undergraduate level and actively working on a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article are invited to apply. Research must be conducted at the New Netherland Research Center, New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, Albany, NY, in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world, using the Records of New Netherland. Candidates must indicate their research topic in their application. Genealogical research topics are excluded. The applicant should have a working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch.
The $5,000 stipend is payable in equal installments upon submission and acceptance by the Director of NNRC of a monthly progress report. At the conclusion of the residency, the student scholar must submit a written report based on their work and deliver a public lecture on their research findings prior to receipt of their final installment.
Applications must consist of a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining the research topic and work plan. Applications may be sent to email@example.com. Please use Student Scholar Grant as subject! Or they may be submitted to the Grants Committee, New Netherland Institute, P.O. Box 2536, ESP Station, Albany, NY 12220-0536.
Using the resources of the NNRC, along with Dutch colonial documents in the collections of the New York State Library and Archives, student scholars have conducted research on a wide range of topics:
Timo McGregor, a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, researched Anglo-Dutch diplomacy and vernacular political thought in New Netherland.
Artyom Anikin, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, researched New Netherland in the decade following the British invasion (1664–1674).
Alena M. Buis, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Queen's University in Toronto, studied the visual culture of New Netherland.
Deborah Hamer, a Ph.D. candidate in History from Columbia University, researched the evolution of marriage law in New Netherland.
Brecht Cornelisse of the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden analyzed politics in New Netherland and the development of the Landdag.