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Endowed Summer Fellowship for Archival Work in English Studies

This $5,000 fellowship provides summer support to doctoral candidates enrolled in the Department of English or Comparative Literature. To be eligible, students must have achieved doctoral candidacy, plan to conduct significant primary research in an established physical archive, demonstrate the need to conduct their research in that particular archive, and devote a portion of the summer in which the fellowship is provided on-site at the location of the archive. The fellowship is intended to contribute toward travel, living and research expenses associated with the archival work, as well as the costs of courses or programs in archival methods designed to help students develop research skills. 

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in the English Program or in the Comparative Literature Program; 
  • Reach doctoral candidacy by June 1, 2024; 
  • Conduct significant primary research in an established physical archive and demonstrate their need to conduct the research in that particular archive; and
  • Devote a significant portion of the award summer on site at the location of the archive.

Complete Application Packages include:

  • An application cover sheet;
  • A 750-1000 word student-written research statement discussing the plan to conduct research in a specific archive over the summer, and how it will significantly advance progress toward a degree;
  • The student's curriculum vitae (2-page limit); and
  • A letter of support from the student's advisor, describing the accomplishments and intellectual promise of the student.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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