Gest Fellowship 2017
Each year Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections offers up to three month-long $2,000 fellowships for researchers to use our unique materials. All projects should include religion as a focus; in the spirit of Margaret Gest's vision, projects should be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.
Projects engaging with any religion, religious community, or historical religious practices will be considered. We hope that materials created through these fellowships advance scholarship and engage with our collections in unique and creative ways. Fellowships are open to scholars at any stage in their careers.
Research funded by the 2017 application cycle may be conducted from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.
How to Apply
Materials should be sent electronically to Sarah Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Demonstrated understanding of the applicability of Haverford's collections to the project.
- Probability that the project will result in a product that will advance scholarship.
- Evidence of the applicant’s prior familiarity with and effective use of similar collections.
Successful applicants might pursue research in the J. Rendel Harris collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, examine personal accounts of religious practice through letters and diaries, explore Quaker faith and practice, compare different versions of the Bible from our collection of American Bibles, or study missions and missionaries, among many other topics.
Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2017 of the results of the application process.
Please feel free to contact Sarah Horowitz with your questions: