Fund Details
Senior Exhibit Fellowship at Yale Library
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

Every April, one Yale College junior is selected to receive library funding, mentoring, and production support to create and curate a professional-quality exhibit during their senior year. The exhibit is based on their senior essay research using materials from Yale Library archives or collections and will be on view beginning in April of their senior year. The selected student will be awarded a $4,200 stipend to subsidize a five-week summer research fellowship to be completed the summer between their junior and senior years.

To be considered for the Senior Exhibit Project that will open in April, you must submit a project proposal by March 7. You must also submit letters of support from a faculty advisor and a librarian exhibit advisor who have agreed to work with you and advise you throughout the year long project.

The exhibit will be based on the same research as your senior essay or thesis. As a curator, you will have an opportunity to explore presenting your research in a different narrative form. If you are selected Yale Library's exhibit professionals, under the direction of Exhibit Production Program Manager Kerri Sancomb, will work closely with you and your faculty and library advisor to plan and mount the exhibit. They will provide production tools, templates, technical expertise, and guidance for the physical production of the exhibit. They will also coordinate schedules, deadlines, and management of collections materials.

Some academic departments may accept the exhibit as a senior project or in partial fulfillment of the senior project requirements. However, any such arrangement is at the discretion of the academic department. The student is responsible for discussing the senior project requirements with the academic department and securing the necessary approvals for use of the exhibit in this way.


As part of the fellowship requirements, the student is expected to complete a minimum of 25 hours of exhibit-focused work in Yale Library collections per week throughout the five-week fellowship period and meet weekly with the librarian advisor or exhibit production program manager. At the beginning of your senior year, you will be asked to present a brief overview of your summer research experience at an outreach event to be scheduled.



Application Information:

Every April, one Yale College junior is selected to receive library funding, mentoring, and production support to create and curate a professional-quality exhibit during their senior year. The exhibit is based on their senior essay research using materials from Yale Library archives or collections and will be on view beginning in April of their senior year. The selected student will be awarded a $4,200 stipend to subsidize a five-week summer research fellowship to be completed the summer between their junior and senior years.


Restrictions to Use of Award:

Every April, one Yale College junior is selected to receive library funding, mentoring, and production support to create and curate a professional-quality exhibit during their senior year. The exhibit is based on their senior essay research using materials from Yale Library archives or collections and will be on view beginning in April of their senior year. The selected student will be awarded a $4,200 stipend to subsidize a five-week summer research fellowship to be completed the summer between their junior and senior years.

To be considered for the Senior Exhibit Project that will open in April, you must submit a project proposal by March 6. You must also submit letters of support from a faculty advisor and a librarian exhibit advisor who have agreed to work with you and advise you throughout the year long project.

The exhibit will be based on the same research as your senior essay or thesis. As a curator, you will have an opportunity to explore presenting your research in a different narrative form. If you are selected Yale Library's exhibit professionals, under the direction of Exhibit Production Program Manager Kerri Sancomb, will work closely with you and your faculty and library advisor to plan and mount the exhibit. They will provide production tools, templates, technical expertise, and guidance for the physical production of the exhibit. They will also coordinate schedules, deadlines, and management of collections materials.

Some academic departments may accept the exhibit as a senior project or in partial fulfillment of the senior project requirements. However, any such arrangement is at the discretion of the academic department. The student is responsible for discussing the senior project requirements with the academic department and securing the necessary approvals for use of the exhibit in this way.


As part of the fellowship requirements, the student is expected to complete a minimum of 25 hours of exhibit-focused work in Yale Library collections per week throughout the five-week fellowship period and meet weekly with the librarian advisor or exhibit production program manager. At the beginning of your senior year, you will be asked to present a brief overview of your summer research experience at an outreach event to be scheduled.



Search Filters:

Current Year of Study
  • Junior
    Term of Award
    • Summer + Fall
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Senior Research Project or Senior Essay
        Global Region or Country
        • -- United States (North America)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            2/10/2023
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            3/07/2023 11:30 PM