The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States. The Foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs.
In 2013, the Cromwell Foundation will make available of a number of fellowship awards intended to support research and writing in American legal history. The number of awards to be made, and their amounts, is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past four years, the trustees of the Foundation have made three to five awards, in amounts up to $5,000. Preference is given to scholars at the early stages of their careers. The Society’s Committee for Research Fellowships and Awards reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the Foundation.
There is no application form. Applicants should submit a description of their proposed project (double-spaced, maximum 6 pages, with working title), a budget, a timeline, and a short c.v. (no longer than 3 pages. Two letters of recommendation from academic referees should be sent directly to the committee chair via email attachment. Applications must be submitted electronically (preferably in one .pdf file) to the committee chair, Cornelia H. Dayton <email> no later than July 15, 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified after the annual meeting of the Cromwell Foundation, which normally takes place in the second week of November. An announcement of the awards will also be made at the annual meeting of the American Society of Legal History in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 7-10, 2013.
Committee on Research Fellowships and Awards
Cornelia Hughes Dayton, (2010), Chair, University of Connecticut <email>
Felicia Kornbluh (2011), University of Vermont <email>
Victoria D. List (2012), Washington and Jefferson College <email>
William E. Nelson (2010), New York University <email>
Kunal Parker (2011), University of Miami <email>
Victoria Saker Woeste (2012), American Bar Foundation <email>
Awarded to -
|2012||James Allison, Anne Fleming, Hidetaka Hirota, Ryan Johnson, and Suzanne Kahn|
|2011||Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell, Melissa Hayes, Jeffrey Kahn, Kimberley Reilly|
|2010||Nate Holdren, Howard Pashman, Gautham Rao, and Karen M. Tani.|
|2009||Kevin Arlyck, Mark Hanna, Kelly Kennington, Felicity Turner, and Kyle Volk|
|2008||Sophia Lee, Leah Weinryb Grosghal, and Laura Weinrib|
|2007||Lindsay Campbell, Christopher Schmidt, Hilary Soderland, and Joshua Stein|
|2006||Christopher Beauchamp, Kenneth W. Mack, Kunal Parker, Nicholas Parrillo, and Daniel J. Sharfstein|
|2005||Ajay K. Mehrotra, Bernie D. Jones, Paul L. Castro|