[SFRA-L] Call for Applications: R.D. Mullen Research Fellowship
rob.latham at ucr.edu
Tue Mar 22 22:00:01 EDT 2011
A reminder about an imminent deadline....
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> Science Fiction Studies announces the third annual R.D. Mullen
> Fellowship supporting research in the J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of
> Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature at the
> University of California, Riverside. Awards of up to $1500 are
> available to fund research in the archive during the 2011-12
> academic year. Students in good standing in graduate degree-granting
> programs are eligible to apply. We welcome applications from
> international students.
> The Mullen Fellowship, named in honor of SFS’s founding editor,
> promotes archival work in the Eaton’s extensive holdings, which
> include over 100,000 hardcover and paperback books, over 250,000
> fanzines, full runs of all major pulp and digest magazines, and the
> manuscripts of prominent sf writers such as Gregory Benford, David
> Brin, and Anne McCaffrey. Other noteworthy parts of the Collection
> are: 500 shooting scripts of science fiction films; 3500 volumes of
> proto-sf “boy’s books” of the Tom Swift variety; works of sf in
> numerous foreign languages, including Chinese, Czech, French,
> German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and
> Spanish; a large collection of taped fan conventions and taped
> interviews with American, British, and French writers; reference
> materials on topics such as applied science, magic, witchcraft,
> UFOs, and Star Trek; an extensive collection of anime and manga; and
> the largest holdings of critical materials on science fiction and
> fantasy in the United States. Further information about the Eaton
> Collection can be found online at: <http://eaton-collection.ucr.edu/>.
> Applications should include a cover letter explaining the
> candidate’s academic experience and preparation, a CV, a 2-3 page
> proposal outlining a specific and well-developed agenda for research
> in the Eaton archive, a prospective budget detailing expenses, and
> two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the
> candidate’s academic work.
> Applications should be sent to: Professor Rob Latham, Department of
> English, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0323. Electronic
> submission (as RTF or PDF files) to <rob.latham at ucr.edu> is preferred.
> The deadline for submission is April 8, 2011. Applications will be
> reviewed by a committee of sf scholars, and successful applicants
> will be notified in early May. Any questions should be addressed to
> Rob Latham at: <rob.latham at ucr.edu>.
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