The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 275,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.
The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.
Application deadline for all fellowships: November 15, 2015.
Dibner Program in the History of Science
The Dibner Program in the History of Science offers historians of science and technology the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and to work in the other resources for the history of science and technology at the Huntington.
Eligibility: PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage.
Tenure of fellowship: One to five months.
Amount of award: $3,000 per month.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2015.
Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Applicants can be conducting research or already be at the writing stage and need reference materials only.
Please refer to "Application Procedures" for instructions on how to apply. Please indicate "Dibner Fellowship" on your cover sheet.
There is no application form. An application consists of items 1 through 4:
- Cover sheet with the following information: Name; mailing address to be used for notification of results in March; email address; telephone number; present rank and institution name; date PhD received or expected; citizenship status; type of fellowship you are applying for (short-term, long-term, Dibner, or Travel Grant) and number of months of support you are requesting; title of project; history of fellowships and grants received during the past five years.
- A project description of no more than 1,500 words. This should consist of two parts, divided approximately as follows: Description of the project and its significance (approximately 1,000 words); description of the specific Huntington materials to be consulted and an outline of the plan of work for the fellowship period (approximately 500 words). Applicants for travel grants should describe the materials to be consulted in Great Britain. This document should be single-spaced, font size 11 (approximately three pages). The description will be considered by a panel of scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines, so should be written for non-specialists.
- Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
- Letters of recommendation sent directly to the Committee on Fellowships: TWO letters for short-term awards and travel grants; THREE letters for long-term awards. Letters should speak to the proposed project as well as to the qualifications of the applicant. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact referees and supply them with a description of the project. Please do not send letters from your job dossier.
Please do not submit any materials in excess of the items listed above.
Applicants can apply for only a short-term OR long-term award during this fellowship cycle. EXCEPTION: You may also submit an application for a travel grant or exchange fellowship, but you must provide a separate application with distinct cover sheet and project description, as these awards are reviewed by a separate committee.
The APPLICATION must be submitted as a single document in PDF file format only to email@example.com.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION—in PDF file format only—must be submitted directly from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference applicant’s name in SUBJECT line. Letters should be no more than three pages in length.
APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN NOV. 15, 2015.
Please direct questions about the application process to Carolyn Powell at email@example.com. (DO NOT send applications or letters to this email address.)
All applications and letters will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt.
All applicants will be notified of the results by letter no later than March 15, 2016.
The fellowship year begins on June 1, 2016, and ends on June 30, 2017.
Dr. Steve Hindle
W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research
Phone: (626) 405-2194