The next deadline for applications for The Strong research fellowship grants is April 20, 2017. This deadline is for grants covering June through September; awards announced by mid-May.
The Strong (National Museum of Play, in Rochester, NY) offers research fellowships from academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the Masters or PhD levels. All applicants must reside outside a 50-mile radius of The Strong. Fellowships are granted for periods from one to four weeks through three programs:
The Strong Research Fellowships for scholarly research about play in all forms and dimensions related to the context, creation, and use of playthings and other play-related artifacts, including but not limited to toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other electronic games. A stipend of $500 per week may be awarded for a maximum of 4 weeks.
Mary Valentine and Andrew Cosman Research Fellowships for scholarly research about games of all types and related topics of play. A stipend of $500 per week may be awarded for a maximum of 4 weeks.
Frances M. Williams Research Fellowships for scholarly research about puzzles, puzzle play, and related topics. A stipend of $600 may be awarded for a maximum of 1 week.
For more information, including detailed application instructions, visit The Strong’s official website: http://www.museumofplay.org/research-publications/research-fellowship