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The Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) invites applications for the 2012 Scholar in Amherst Program. The scholarship is designed to support research on Emily Dickinson at institutions such as the Special Collections of the Frost Library of Amherst College, the Jones Public Library, the Mount Holyoke College Archives, the Smith College Special Collections, the Dickinson Homestead, the Evergreens, and the Amherst Historical Society. The award of $2,000 is to be used for research expenses such as travel, accommodations, a rental car, or reproduction fees. Upon completion of research in Amherst, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved with EDIS support, and we appreciate acknowledgment in any resulting publications. A minimum stay of one week in Amherst is required; recipients may also use the fellowship to initiate a lengthier stay in the area. Preference will be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers.

To apply for the 2012 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a c.v., a letter of introduction (written by the applicant), a two-page project proposal including preliminary budget and brief bibliography, by January 15, 2012 to Jed Deppman at Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants notified of final decisions by March 1.