Office of Student Fellowships

Meet the Fellowship Advisor

     Christopher Carlsmith was appointed as the Fellowship Advisor at UMass
     Lowell effective July 1, 2011. 
     He is currently Associate Professor in the History Department, where he
     teaches courses in late medieval and early modern European history, including
     Western Civilization, Renaissance-Reformation, History of Childhood, History of the Inquisition, History of College 1100-1800, History of Ancient Rome, Women in European History. His research focuses on the history of education in Renaissance Italy; his current project examines the 15 student colleges at the University of Bologna from 1500-1800.

Prof. Carlsmith has won several prestigious fellowships, including:
  • Klingenstein Fellowship at Teacher’s College, Columbia Univ. (1990) 
  • Fulbright Research Grant to Italy (1996-97) 
  • Dumas Malone Fellowship at the University of Virginia (1997-98) 
  • Travel fellowships from the American Philosophical Society (2007) and the Renaissance Society of America (2008) 
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti) in Florence, Italy (2009-10)

More importantly, he has been rejected for more fellowships than he can count! He looks forward to working with all UMass Lowell students who wish to pursue major national fellowships.