Deadline: December 1, 2014
Rare Book School (housed at University of Virginia) has received three major grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year fellowship program at RBS, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of the fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts.
During their three-year fellowship tenure, fellows receive intensive training at RBS, working with mentors from the bibliographical community who guide their archivally based scholarship and help connect them with professionals in allied fields. The fellowship provides a $6,000 stipend to cover travel, meals, lodging, course materials, and research-related needs, in addition to tuition waivers for three RBS courses.
Applicants eligible for the 2015–2017 Mellon Fellowship must be, as of 1 December 2014:
- doctoral candidates (i.e., graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams or other requirements),
- postdoctoral fellows, or
- junior (i.e., nontenured) faculty.
Applicants must be available for an orientation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on the following dates: 28–30 May 2015. Applicants must commit to participating in periodic, annual program activities through September 2017.
To request an application, please submit an RBS-Mellon Fellowship Information Request Form. Applications will be distributed via email, beginning 10 October 2014.
The deadline for application is 5 p.m. EST on Monday, 1 December 2014. All application forms, essays, and supplementary materials are to be submitted via Adobe EchoSign. Applicants should provide their recommenders with the 2014 Recommendation Request Form to include with their letters.
A total of twenty Mellon Fellows will be selected; successful applicants will be notified on 25 February 2015. Please email Mellon Fellowship Program Director Donna Sy with questions regarding the fellowship program, eligibility, and applications.