Fund Details
Beinecke Library Visiting Graduate Student Summer Fellowships
Competition Type


Granted for one, two, or three months, fellowships must be taken up between June 1 and August 31, 2019. The fellowships pay for travel costs to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $3,000 per month.

Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.  Please note that attendance will be monitored and stipends will be adjusted to reflect shortened research period.  Split fellowship periods will not be granted.  Awarded fellows may not hold concurrent teaching positions or any concurrent fellowships.

At the end of the research period, fellows are also asked to provide a brief statement indicating how this fellowship support was used to accomplish research goals.

Application Information:

Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project. Most of the holdings of the Beinecke Library in printed materials are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library. Early manuscripts and modern archives are described in detailed finding aids available via the internet. Books and manuscripts at Yale have been extensively described since 1926 in the Yale University Library Gazette, which is available in many libraries.

All application materials must be received by November 1, 2018. Applicants are required to submit the following materials:
  • an online application form
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a proposal (1200 word maximum) explaining in detail the specific relationship between the Beinecke Collections and the applicant's research
  • a detailed list of specific research materials to be consulted at Beinecke during your fellowship
  • two confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the principal director of the applicant's dissertation
  • an approved dissertation prospectus/proposal

Application materials may be submitted via this web application form.  Please do not send hard copies of materials.  Application materials will not be accepted by email or fax.

Letters of recommendation should be requested via this web application form.  Electronic letters must come directly from the letter writer, not the applicant. 

The Beinecke Library will not accept re-submissions of materials.  Once an application or letter of reference has been submitted, the Beinecke will not accept a revision.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Graduate students seeking these fellowships must be currently enrolled in a PhD/doctoral program and must have completed their course work, passed their qualifying examinations, and be prepared to pursue research based upon an approved dissertation prospectus/proposal.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Allison Van Rhee at

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Term of Award
  • Summer
    Grant or Fellowship Purpose
    • Research
      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:
          Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
          11/01/2018 11:59 PM