Jenny d’Héricourt AFEA-AAS Fellowship


The Jenny d’Héricourt fellowship is jointly administered by the French Association for American Studies (Association française d’études américaines) and the American Antiquarian Society. It funds a one-to-two-month residence to do research on any topic supported by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The fellowship includes housing in the Society’s Fellows’ Residence and a € 1800 stipend paid by the AFEA in two installments (50% before leaving; 50% at the end of the stay after the completion of a report that will be sent to the AFEA). One fellowship is awarded every year. It must be used between June 2014 and June 2015.
The American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library founded in 1812. It houses important collections from the colonial period through 1876 in the United States. A detailed description of the institution and its collections is available on the website of the American Antiquarian Society


  •  to be a resident in France;
  •  to be an AFEA member upon submission of the application;
  •  to do research on the history, literature, and culture of the United States or the American colonies;
  •  to be a doctoral candidate or hold a PhD.
    Fellows are selected on the basis of the scholarly significance or importance of the applicant’s project, and the relevance of the proposed study to the Society’s collections.


    The application must be in English and consists of the following material:

  •  A filled and signed application form (available below)
  •  An up-to-date CV of no more than 3 pages
  •  A concise description (of no more than 2 double-spaced pages) of the proposed research project. You will locate the project in the relevant historiography and indicate the specific materials at AAS you intend to consult. You will also note the current status of the project and your schedule for completing it
  •  A one-page bibliography of secondary sources critical to your research topic
  •  Two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to AFEA. They should specifically address the research proposal at hand

    All application materials, including the letters of recommendation, should be sent to the vice-president of the AFEA before February 15, 2014.

    Axel NESME
    d’Héricourt Fellowship, AFEA-AAS
    10, Cours Gambetta
    69007 Lyon

    The name of the Fellow will be announced at the end of March 2014.