The collections of Houghton Library touch upon almost every aspect of the human record, particularly the history and culture of Europe and North America, and include special concentrations in the history of printing and of theater. Materials held here range from medieval manuscripts and early printed books to the working papers of living writers. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Houghton for at least four weeks during the period from July 2018 through June 2019 (these do not have to be consecutive weeks), and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections. The stipend for each fellowship is $3,600.
Applying for Fellowships
To be considered for a fellowship, applicants should complete the online application form, which requires:
- a narrative description of the proposed project which highlights the applicability of Houghton's collection materials to the project (600 words)
- a list of collection material that will be consulted as initial points inquiry in the project
- an uploaded curriculum vitae; and
- two letters of support, submitted either by the referee via the online application form, or emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Houghton Library, Harvard University, ATTN: Fellowship Program, Cambridge MA 02138.
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. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 12, 2018. For further information, contact Monique Duhaime at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-495-2441
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