Harvard Library invites applications for the Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships in the USA for the 2023/24 academic year.
The Visiting Fellowship program offers scholars at all stages of their careers funding to pursue projects that require in-depth research on the library’s holdings. This is as well as opportunities to draw on staff expertise and participate in intellectual life at Harvard.
Worth of Award
Fellows will receive stipends of $4,500 during the tenure of the appointment.
- Open to candidates of all nationalities. Non-U.S. citizens awarded a fellowship are required to obtain a J-1 visa. Harvard University can sponsor the visa, but fellows are responsible for paying associated fees and will receive their stipend 2-3 weeks after arriving at Houghton Library.
- Doctoral students, post-doctoral, academics and independent scholars, as well as curators, and other libraries, archive and museum professionals, are welcome to apply.
- Fellowships normally are not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.
- Scholars are welcome to apply each year. If awarded a fellowship, however, a period of 5 years must elapse before another fellowship may be awarded.
- Applications from students and scholars from underrepresented groups in academia, including women, Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour, first-generation scholars, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcome.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to submit:
- a project proposal (1,000 words maximum)
- one letter of reference
- a preliminary list of Houghton collection materials
- a curriculum vitae
Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications for the Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships is Friday, January 20, 2023.