Rare Book School Scholarships, University of Virginia (US) :

There are several types of scholarships awarded by the RBS Scholarship Committee each fall, all of which are conducted through a single application process. These include the RBS-ASECS scholarships, open to current ASECS members attending RBS for the first time. Applicants who submit a completed application by the  autumn deadline will be considered for all of the awards for which they are eligible. Scholarships are awarded without reference to admission to any particular course.

The RBS Scholarship Committee members only consider applications from those who seek to attend RBS for the first time. In addition, special consideration will be given to individuals in the early stages of their professional careers.

The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and independent researchers, the main criteria for awards being the merit and significance of the proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance the Library’s holdings to the proposed research project.

A more detailed description of the JCB Long-Term (five to ten months) and Short-Term (two to four months) Fellowship Programs may be read here inEnglishFrench, and Spanish.

The Library also offers a number of more specialized or co-hosted fellowships; more information about each of these can be found in the menu to the left.

For general inquiries about the fellowship program, please email jcbl_fellowships@brown.edu.

The deadline for applications for most JCB Fellowships for 2014-15 is December 15, 2014.

Visiting Scholars Program The Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The John "Bud" Velde Visiting Scholars Program
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Rare Book & Manuscript Library annually awards two stipends of up to $3,000 to scholars and researchers, unaffiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who would like to spend a month or more conducting research with our materials.

The holdings of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library are substantial. Comprehensive collections support research in printing and printing history, Renaissance studies, Elizabethan and Stuart life and letters, John Milton and his age, emblem studies, economic history, and works on early science and natural history. The library also houses the papers of such diverse literary figures as Carl Sandburg, H.G. Wells, William Maxwell, and W.S. Merwin.

For information about this program, how to apply, and to find out more about The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, please visit our Web site at: http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/research_fellowships.html

Please contact the Public Programs Manager, Dennis Sears, with further questions about the program or The Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Or email Dennis: dsears (at) illinois (dot) edu.

Deadline for application: *1 February 2014*.

The Lewis Walpole Library 2014-2015 Fellowships & Travel Grants in 18th century studies

The Lewis Walpole Library

Fellowships & Travel Grants
In Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, invites applications to its 2014-2015 fellowship program. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British), including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply. Recipients are expected to be in residence at the Library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellows also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art. Residential fellowships include the cost of travel to and from Farmington, accommodation for four weeks in an eighteenth-century house on the Library’s campus, and a per diem living allowance. Travel grants cover transportation costs to and from Farmington for research trips of shorter duration and include on-site accommodation. This year the Lewis Walpole Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library are offering a joint Fellowship award to support up to eight weeks research in both collections.

To apply for a fellowship or travel grant, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief research proposal (not to exceed three pages) to: Margaret K. Powell, W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director; The Lewis Walpole Library, PO Box 1408, Farmington, CT 06034 USA; fax: 860-677-6369; margaret.powell@yale.edu<mailto:margaret.powell@yale.edu>. For additional information applicants should consult the web site:www.library.yale.edu<http://www.library.yale.edu>

Two confidential letters of recommendation are also required by the application deadline. Letters should specifically address the merits of the candidate’s project and application. General letters of recommendation or dossier letters are not appropriate.

The application deadline is January 6, 2014.
Awards will be announced in March.

Yale University Library

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