Funded 2018 Yale University Beinecke Library Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 1st November 2017

Eligible Countries: Only International students should apply.

Scholarship Country:  Scholarships will take place in USA

Award Info: All graduate students (doctoral candidates) enrolled in PhD or DPhil programs from across the country and around the world should apply for Beinecke Visiting Graduate Student Summer Fellowships. These fellowships will provide support  for graduate students who wish to use Beinecke collections as a primary resource for their dissertation research.

Scholarship Type: Only PhD taught programs.

Fellowship Requirements: 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, accepted fellows will be asked to provide a brief statement indicating how this fellowship support was used to accomplish research goals.

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Selection Criteria:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Number of Awardees: Not indicated.

Value of Fellowship: These fellowships will pay for the cost of  travel to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $3,000 per month.

Duration of Fellowship: June 1 – August 31, 2018

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  • an online application form
  • a curriculum vitae will be required.
  • 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 sent to the Fellowship Coordinator, one of which must come from the principal director of the applicant’s dissertation
  • an approved dissertation prospectus/proposal

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.

Awards will be announced approximately eight weeks following application deadlines.

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