Mendel Fellowships

Lilly Library of Indiana University

Grant amount: Up to US $40,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Lilly Library of Indiana University invites applications for fellowships of up to $40,000 during the academic year in support of research in the library's Bernardo Mendel collections, as noted below.

Established through a bequest by the estate of Johanna Lenz Mendel in 1998, the Mendel Fellowships are intended to support research by scholars from around the world in areas of particular interest to the Mendels, including: the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and exploration; geography, navigation and cartography; German literature and history; and music, including sheet music. The amount of the stipend is based on the length of stay, which may range from one week to a full academic year. 

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


  • Eligible applicants can be doctoral research students to senior scholars.
  • The fellowship is intended to cover travel to the Lilly Library and living expenses while in residence.
  • Applicants are not required to have a PhD in order to be eligible.