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Fellowships at The Huntington 2015-2016

 

 


About Fellowships

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 275,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

 

The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

 

Application deadline for all fellowships: Nov. 15, 2014. (Please note this is an earlier deadline than in past years.)

2013-14 Fellows
2012-13 Fellows
2011-12 Fellows
2010-11 Fellows  

 


Huntington Fellowships

Short-Term Awards
Long-Term Awards
Dibner History of Science Program
Application Procedure
 


Short-Term Awards

Huntington Fellowships

Eligibility:  PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage.
Tenure of fellowship:  One to five months.
Amount of award:  $3,000 per month.
NOTE:  The majority of “Huntington Fellowships” will be awarded to scholars working in the general holdings of the Library; however, we do offer a number of specialized fellowships:

  • Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowships in Renaissance England
  • Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas
  • Trent R. Dames Fellowship in the History of Civil Engineering  
  • Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowships
  • Francis J. Weber Research Fellowship in Roman Catholic History

Applying for one of the specialized fellowships does not disqualify you from being considered for a “Huntington Fellowship.”

 

Travel Grants and Exchange Fellowships for Study in Great Britain  

Eligibility:  PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage. Applicant must be based in the United States.

Tenure of fellowship:  One month.
The Huntington offers several travel grants in any of the fields in which the Huntington collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives in Great Britain. We also offer exchange fellowships with Corpus Christi, Linacre, and Lincoln Colleges, Oxford; and with Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

 

Linacre College, Oxford
A stipend of $3,000 is provided by the Huntington to the recipient of the fellowship before traveling to England, along with reimbursement for economy round-trip airfare. Accommodation is provided by the college with the stipulation that the fellowship must be taken up in July or August of 2015; the fellow is responsible for paying for the accommodation. The fellow must provide a written report on his or her experience.

 

Corpus Christi College/Lincoln College/Trinity Hall
Accommodation and hospitality is provided by the college, although the timing of the fellowship may be subject to the availability of housing options and to the rhythms of the academic year. The Huntington will reimburse the fellow for economy round-trip airfare before going to England. The fellow must provide a written report on his or her experience.

 

Travel Grants
Recipients of the travel grants must be conducting research in a library or archive in Great Britain in any of the fields in which the Huntington collections are strong. The Huntington will reimburse the grantee for economy round-trip airfare before the trip. A stipend of $3,000 will be paid after the grantee submits a detailed report on the research conducted. The travel grants can be taken up as early as June 1, 2015, and no later than June 30, 2016.

 

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship
Eligibility:  PhD or appropriate research experience.
Tenure of fellowship:  Two months (one month at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; one month at The Huntington).
Amount of award:  $5,500.
Sponsored jointly by the Clark and the Huntington Libraries, this two-month fellowship provides support for bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths; eligible projects include textual scholarship, analytical/descriptive bibliography, history of printing and/or publishers, and related fields. For details and application instructions regarding this fellowship only, please contact Shannon K. Supple at sksupple@humnet.ucla.edu.


Long-Term Awards

(On your cover sheet, please indicate “Long-Term Award.”  Your application will be considered for any of the long-term awards for which you are eligible.)

 

Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility:  Non-tenured faculty.
Tenure of fellowship:  Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award:  $50,000.
Fellowship is designed to support non-tenured faculty who are revising their dissertation for publication. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections and must have received their PhD between 2010 and 2012.

 

Mellon Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2014.
Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections.

 

Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship
Eligibility:  Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2014.
Tenure of fellowship:  Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award:  $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections.

 

Molina Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Eligibility:  Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov.15, 2014.
Tenure of fellowship:  Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in the history of medicine and related sciences, including public health.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2014, and must be a United States citizen or foreign national with a minimum of three years U.S. residence.
Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award: $50,000 ($4,200 per month from NEH; balance of stipend from Huntington funds)
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections.


Dibner Program in the History of Science

The Dibner Program in the History of Science offers historians of science and technology the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and to work in the other resources for the history of science and technology at the Huntington.

 

Short-Term Awards
Eligibility: PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage.
Tenure of fellowship:  One to five months.
Amount of award:  $3,000 per month.

 

Long-Term Awards
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2014.
Tenure of fellowship:  Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award:  $50,000.
Applicants can be conducting research or already be at the writing stage and need reference materials only.

Please refer to "Application Procedures" for instructions on how to apply.  Please indicate "Dibner Fellowship" on your cover sheet.


Application Procedure

(All awards)

There is no application form. An application consists of items 1 through 4:

  1. Cover sheet with the following information: Name; mailing address to be used for notification of results in March; email address; telephone number; present rank and institution name; date PhD received or expected; citizenship status; type of fellowship you are applying for (short-term, long-term, Dibner, or Travel Grant) and number of months of support you are requesting; title of project; history of fellowships and grants received during the past five years.  
  2. A project description of no more than 1,500 words. This should consist of two parts, divided approximately as follows: Description of the project and its significance (approximately 1,000 words); description of the specific Huntington materials to be consulted and an outline of the plan of work for the fellowship period (approximately 500 words). Applicants for travel grants should describe the materials to be consulted in Great Britain. This document should be single-spaced, font size 11 (approximately three pages). The description will be considered by a panel of scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines, so should be written for non-specialists.  
  3. Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages. 
  4. Letters of recommendation sent directly to the Committee on Fellowships: TWO letters for short-term awards and travel grants; THREE letters for long-term awards. Letters should speak to the proposed project as well as to the qualifications of the applicant. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact referees and supply them with a description of the project. Please do not send letters from your job dossier.

 

Please do not submit any materials in excess of the items listed above.

Applicants can apply for only a short-term OR long-term award during this fellowship cycle. EXCEPTION: You may also submit an application for a travel grant or exchange fellowship, but you must provide a separate application with distinct cover sheet and project description, as these awards are reviewed by a separate committee.

 

Submission Guidelines

The APPLICATION must be submitted as a single document in PDF file format only to fellowships@huntington.org.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION—in PDF file format only—must be submitted directly from the recommender to letters@huntington.org. Please reference applicant’s name in SUBJECT line. Letters should be no more than three pages in length.
 

 

APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN NOV. 15, 2014.

Please direct questions about the application process to Carolyn Powell at cpowell@huntington.org. (DO NOT send applications or letters to this email address.)

All applications and letters will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt.
All applicants will be notified of the results by letter no later than March 16, 2015.
The fellowship year begins on June 1, 2015, and ends on June 30, 2016.


Dr. Steve Hindle
W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research
Phone:  (626) 405-2194
Email:  cpowell@huntington.org  

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