Fund Details
Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

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.

Fellowship and Travel Grant award 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
·  a per diem living allowance

Travel grants cover:
·  transportation costs to and from Farmington for research trips of shorter duration
·  on-site accommodation

*Please note: the joint LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship will be suspended for 2020-2021 while the Beinecke Library assesses and revitalizes its esteemed fellowship program.




Application Information:

Applicants should submit the following materials:
 
  • A curriculum vitae, including educational background, professional experience and publications
  • A brief outline of the research proposal (not to exceed three double-spaced pages), including an explanation of how the library's collections will support the research project.
  • 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 for the Lewis Walpole Library fellowship or travel grant as well as the appropriateness of the Library's collections for the project. General letters of recommendation or dossier letters do not qualify.



Special Eligibility Requirements:

Fellowship and Travel Grant award 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.


Links to Additional Information:

http://walpole.library.yale.edu/fellowships/visiting-fellowships-and-travel-grants



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Susan Walker at susan.walker@yale.edu

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