The Ephemera Society of America invites applications from students for the Philip Jones Fellowship for international students.

The fellowship is available to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials.

The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest.

Fellowship is available to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials for the study of any aspect of ephemera.

Worth of Award

The $2,000 stipend can be applied to travel and/or study expenses, but cannot be used to purchase ephemera. How the stipend will be used; the expected form and outcome of the project and its relationship to ephemera; when and how the outcome will be disseminated; and its benefit to furthering the goals of the ESA should be clearly stated in the application.

  •  Number of fellowships are not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The significance of the project.
  • The project’s relationship to ephemera and the mission of the Ephemera Society of America.
  • How the project will be shared with ESA members and the general public.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ability to disseminate the results of the project effectively through scholarly or other articles, presentations, exhibitions, etc.
  • How the applicant will use the stipend.
  • International applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

How to Apply

 Applicants can apply via email:

  • An application consists of the following materials, in the following order:
  • Contact information.
  • A description of your project.
  • Your Instructions for formatting applications:
  • Documents should be in 12-point font, with page numbers in the lower right-hand corner.
  • The description of the project should be double-spaced.
  • The application should be submitted as a single pdf file of no more than four pages (two pages for your contact information and the description of your project, and two pages for your resume).
  • The file name should follow the following naming convention: Last name and brief application title (for example, Smith_Trade_Cards.pdf).
  • A footer with the document name should appear in 12-point font on each page current resume.

Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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