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.
Fellowships to be Awarded in 2018-2019
Please note: Other than the Pantzer Fellowship, applicants need not apply for specific fellowships, as the Selection Committee would determine which fellowship is best suited to your research, if awarded a fellowship.
- Beatrice, Benjamin, and Richard Bader Fellowship in the Visual Arts of the Theatre
- W. Jackson Bate/ Douglas W. Bryant, American Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies Fellowship
Successful applicants must either be an ASECS member in good standing or be willing to become a member in order to receive this fellowship.
- José María Castañé Fellowship in 20th-century History
- William Dearborn Fellowship in American History
- Rodney G. Dennis Fellowship in the Study of Manuscripts
- The Ralph Waldo Emerson Fellowship
- Eleanor M. Garvey Fellowship in Printing and Graphic Arts
- Houghton Mifflin Fellowship in Publishing History
- Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship for the Study of Dr. Samuel Johnson and his Circle
- Joan Nordell Fellowship
- Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellowship in Descriptive Bibliography
This fellowship is available to assist scholarly research in descriptive bibliography at Houghton Library and carries a stipend of $3,600 per month, up to twelve months (maximum $43,200). Fellows are expected to be in residence at Houghton Library for the duration of the fellowship.
- Howard D. Rothschild Fellowship in Dance
- Robert Gould Shaw Fellowship for the Harvard Theatre Collection
- John M. Ward Fellowship in Dance and Music for the Theatre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 617-495-2441
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