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Hal Rothman dissertation fellowship

The Hal Rothman Research Fellowship was created to recognize graduate student achievements in environmental history research in honor of Hal Rothman, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award in 2006 and editor of Environmental History for many years. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 for Ph.D. graduate student research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical restriction. The funds must be used to support research and travel during 2021.

Students enrolled in any Ph.D. program worldwide are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted from September 1 through November 20, 2020, and the recipient will be selected and notified in January 2021 for funding in 2021.

To apply, please submit the following three items:

    • Two-page statement (500 words) explaining your project and how you intend to use the research funds.
    • A c.v. no more than two pages in length.
    • A letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor (can be submitted separately by your graduate advisor)

      The application period begins September 1. All items for the Hal Rothman Research Fellowship must be submitted electronically through THIS FORM by November 20, 2020.

      PLEASE SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS THROUGH THIS FORM. (Same form for Rothman and Hughes fellowships)

      Submitting a recommendation letter? Submit here.

            The 2020 Hal Rothman Fellowship recipient is Elizabeth Hargrett for the project  “Carceral Landscapes: An Environmental History of Three American Prisons.

            The 2019 Hal Rothman Fellowship recipient was Kyuhhun Han for her project  “Seeing the Forest Like a State: Forest Management, Wildlife Conservation, and Center-Periphery Relations in Northeast China, 1949 – 1988.”

            The 2018 Hal Rothman Fellowship recipient was Trish Kahle for her project “The Graveyard Shift: Mining Democracy in an Age of Energy Crisis, 1963-1981.”

            The 2017 Hal Rothman Fellowship was awarded to Jonathan Coulis, Emory University, for his project "Marshalling Monoculture: Economists, agronomists, and farmers, and the cultivation of modernity in Brazil’s coffee fields, 1954-1989.”

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