Beinecke Library: Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship

Yale University Library


Grant amount: Up to US $12,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: New Haven County, Connecticut

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. The fellowships pay for travel to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $4,000 per month, and are designed to provide access to the library for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. Granted for one to three months. Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.

Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Postdoctoral researchers from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for Beinecke Visiting Scholar Fellowships.
  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen who will be in the United States on a visa sponsored by another institution at the time you wish to take your fellowship, please contact the fellowship coordinator prior to applying.
  • Anyone is welcome to apply for a Visiting Fellowship as long as you are not currently enrolled in a degree program, and as long as you do not live in the New Haven area.
  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen who will be in the United States on a visa sponsored by another institution at the time you wish to take your fellowship, please contact the fellowship coordinator prior to applying.
  • One-month Beinecke fellowship periods are not intended to be split.

Ineligibility:

  • Students enrolled in degree programs and scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible.
  • Beinecke Fellowships cannot be awarded for research in other Yale collections outside of the Beinecke.
  • Students enrolled in degree programs are ineligible to apply for a Visiting Fellowship.
    • It is necessary to have your degree in hand at the time that you apply.