Hoover Library & Archives Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to accept applications, beginning December 01, 2016, for participation in the 2017 Hoover Archives Summer Workshop on Political Economy.

The Workshop will be held at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from June 26-June 30, 2017. It brings together an interdisciplinary slate of scholars who are using the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to study political economy, broadly defined. A wide range of research is suitable for this program, so long as attendees utilize the extensive holdings of the Hoover Library & Archives. Past participants have included historians, economists, sociologists, and political scientists, but scholars from any field who would benefit from immersion in the archives are welcome. Participants must be holders of the Ph.D. or scholars with a commensurate publication record, or be advanced graduate students. 



Participants are expected to have an active research program and to spend each day working in the Hoover Library & Archives. They will attend a daily group lunch, two group dinners, a keynote address by a visiting scholar, and make an informal lunchtime presentation on their research. 

Selected scholars will be awarded up to a $2500 honorarium, intended to cover lodging and transportation.  Alternative compensation will be arranged for international scholars who do not hold a US Social Security or TIN number.

Applicants are encouraged to read about the 2014, 2015, and 2016 workshops to learn more about the research topics and approaches that are suited to the workshop.

Application Requirements

All applicants are required to submit their applications online with the following:

  • Contact information
  • One page CV
  • A proposal of fewer than 750 words describing your research project, including the names of Hoover collections you plan to use and why they are necessary for your project
  • Names and contact information for two academic referees familiar with your research (no formal letter required)

Application opens: December 1, 2016

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

Award notification: March 15, 2017

Workshop: June 26-30, 2017

Additional Information

  • Applications and recommendations must be submitted online in English
  • All awards are subject to the availability of funds and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements


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