Fund Details
Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers generous fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. Students enrolled in degree programs are ineligible. The fellowships pay for travel to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $4,000 per month, and are designed to provide access to the library for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. Fellowships must be taken up between September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.

Short-term Postdoctoral Fellowships support scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in Beinecke collections. Granted for one, two, or three months, fellowships must be taken up between September 1 and May 31. The fellowships pay for travel costs to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $4,000 per month. 


(NEW!) Semester-long Postdoctoral Fellowships (new) are intended to support scholarly research within the Beinecke collections for the duration of an academic semester. Applicants for semester-long fellowships must hold a PhD by their intended start date. The fellowships pay for travel costs to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $20,000.


Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. 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.


Application Information:

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Research Proposal (1,200 words, maximum)
  • Detailed list of specific research materials to be consulted at Beinecke during your fellowship
  • 2 confidential letters of recommendation (to be requested online, via this application form), specifically addressing the merits of the proposed fellowship project (dossier letters will not effectively support your application)


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Students enrolled in degree programs are ineligible.

Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.



Restrictions to Use of Award:

Granted for one month, two months, or one academic semester, fellowships must be taken up between September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Allison Van Rhee at allison.vanrhee@yale.edu

Search Filters:

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:
          9/01/2017
          Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
          12/15/2017 1:00 PM