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Folger Institute Research Fellowships 2020-21

The Folger Shakespeare Library is embarking on a major renovation project to commence in early 2020. While this work is underway, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The renovation offers the Institute the opportunity to create new kinds of awards, to make fellowships more adaptable, and to forge new relationships with archives, collections, libraries, and museums around the world.

Fellowship awards will be $3,500 to support four continuous weeks of work. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2020. Fellowships may be undertaken between July 2020 and May 2021.

Applicants should make a strong case for their proposed topic’s importance, its relevance to a field of study broadly supported by the Folger Library’s collections and programs, and the originality and sophistication of its approach. They should also describe the proposed location(s) of their work, with a justification of why and how this agenda will advance their project. Here are some scenarios an applicant might propose:

• A researcher is planning a trip to multiple archives in order to consult a range of rare materials, all in one trip.
• A researcher requests access to select electronic resources while writing from home.
• A researcher needs the dedicated time to work with a local collection.
• A researcher wishes to conduct research at a repository which is non-traditional, under-funded, or under-utilized.

The Folger has also arranged for a select number of archives, collections, libraries, and museums, without research fellowship endowments of their own, to host Folger fellows at their institutions. Each of these awards comes with an assurance of availability of collections items, space to work, and a contact person for reference consultations. Learn more about hosting partnerships at Jamestown Rediscovery, The John Rylands Research Institute, the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Wellcome Collection.

Apply now online. Deadline for research fellowships is January 1, 2020.

Apollo Fellowships 2019, University of Sydney

Applications are invited for a short‐term Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) at The University of Sydney, for tenure during the 2020 Australian academic year. The Fellowship is valued at AU$4,000.

Background and Aims

The Apollo Visiting Fellowship is open to applications by young scholars of Classical Archaeology (defined as the archaeology of ancient Greece and Italy) to come to Sydney to consult with academic experts in their field and to work on their research at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia at the University of Sydney for a concentrated period.

Terms and Conditions

The Fellowship is open to young scholars from any country outside Australia who are in the final stages of writing of their thesis or within three years after the award of their PhD.

The Fellow may determine the length of their stay but it is hoped that they will be able to remain for a minimum of two weeks. It would be desirable if some of their stay coincided with an academic semester (roughly: March – June; August – November).

Applications close Friday 31 May 2019.

For further information about the Centre and to apply, please see the CCANESA website.

Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellowships

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has launched the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. This award honours John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA, one of the Academy’s longest serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary. John made a remarkable contribution to humanities scholarship, to the Academy and to the cultural life of the nation. 

In keeping with his deep commitment to Australia’s Indigenous people and cultures, the John Mulvaney Fellowship is an award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career researchers working in any area of the humanities. The Fellowship provides $4000 towards undertaking research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with researchers and networks. 

Applications are now open and will close at 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 22 May 2019. Please visit the AAH website for further information including selection criteria and how to apply. 

Travelling fellowships and publication subsidies

A reminder also that applications for AAH Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the Publication Subsidy Scheme, the McCredie Musicological Award, and the Crawford Medal are still open and will close at 5.00pm AEST Monday 15 April 2019

2020 National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2020 National Library of Australia Fellowships, which support in-depth collection research across a broad range of disciplines. These prestigious funded Fellowships are available to scholars from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. They will enjoy 12 weeks of intensive research using the National Library of Australia’s extraordinary 10 million item collection.

Applications close 30 April 2019 and will be assessed on merit. Some Honorary Fellowships may also be awarded.

Benefits include an honorarium of AUD$1,000 per week for 12 weeks, contribution towards travel and accommodation, privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources, and uninterrupted time for research.

Fellowship categories

National Library Fellowships may be awarded to researchers working in any field or discipline. The intensive research enabled by the Fellowships can focus on Australian or international collections, with a view to creating publications or other public outputs, including curatorial projects or other research outcomes.

The research can be at any stage of development, or form part of a larger project. However, applicants must outline in their application their anticipated progress during the Fellowship residency, as well as how relevant collections will underpin or advance their research toward publication or other research outcomes.

The period of Fellowship research may lead to longer-term outcomes, rather than immediate publication or public outcomes. The Library does not expect Fellows to complete a body of work during the residency.

For further information and to apply, see the National Library of Australia website.

Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship.

The Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history. Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application.

The 2018-2019 fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.

The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I., which has one of the world’s richest collections of books, maps and documents related to North and South America and the Caribbean between 1492 and 1830. The research must be completed within the academic year (September to May). Housing will be provided convenient to the library.

The writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. The Starr Center is dedicated to innovative approaches to the nation’s past and present, and to fostering outstanding writing on American history and culture. The two-month writing term will be during the summer following the research term (June- August). The Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellow will be provided with an office in the Starr Center’s c. 1745 waterfront Custom House, as well as exclusive use of its Fellows’ Residence in Chestertown’s historic district. (The house is large enough to accommodate a family.)

Applications should include the following:

1. A cover letter.

2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae, including a list of past publications or other relevant projects, as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three references.

3. At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing (published or unpublished) or other past work.

4. A brief narrative description of the work-in-progress, its potential contributions to history, literature, the arts, or our understanding of the present, and the candidate’s plan for his or her fellowship terms in Providence and Chestertown.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application. Special consideration will be given to proposals discussing specific resources at the JCB that will be useful to the project.

For further information and to apply see

Deadline: 15 March, 2019.

S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship

Applications are now open for the S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship, an outstanding international opportunity for early career scholars. The Fellowship is open to young scholars under 45 years of age. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding record of scholarship and outline a program of study that will lead to a book relating to English literature of the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.

The Fellowship is worth approximately $35,000, and is available for Australian scholars (not students) intending to study outside of Australia, leading to publishing a book relating to dramatic or non-dramatic English literature of the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.

Applications close 29 April 2019.

For further information and to apply, see

Grants and awards: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Nominations for Australian Academy of the Humanities grants and awards will open on Thursday 28 February 2019.

This year, in celebrating the 50th anniversary, Academy will be offering the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the David Philips Travelling Fellowship, the Publication Subsidy Scheme, the McCredie Musicological Award and the Crawford Medal. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new Award that honours the remarkable service to the Academy and contribution to Australian life of Professor John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA.

Details of all the grants and awards are available on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website.

Folger Institute Short-term Fellowships

The application deadline for 2019-2020 Short-term Fellowships with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. is fast approaching, with applications due 1 March, 2019.

Each year, the Folger awards approximately forty-five short-term fellowships. Fellowships support scholars in residence for one to three months at US$2,500 per month for up to US$7,500.

The Folger supports research on all aspects of British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and on British and American performance and theatre studies from the fifteenth century through to the present day. In addition to its well-known Shakespeare collections, other highlights of the Folger’s holdings include: a nineteenth-century costume collection; seventeenth-century French political pamphlets; early modern works on political philosophy; rare books and manuscripts on the “new worlds” of the early Americas; eighteenth-century lampoons and satires; an early modern manuscript recipe collection; twentieth-century promptbooks and theatre ephemera; and rare books and manuscripts on the early modern histories of science, technology, and medicine.

Fellowships fund a range of projects. Folger fellows join together to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of scholars, who come from different fields but who share cognate interests in literature and history, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics. We welcome applications from artists, archivists, curators, independent scholars, and librarians, as well as faculty of any status, as long as they hold the terminal degree in their field.

For further information and to apply, see

Deadline for Short-term Fellowships is 1 March, 2019.

Postdoctoral fellowships, Society of Renaissance Studies

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2019-20, each worth £9500.


  • Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship.
  • Applicants must either already have been awarded their PhD (from a British or Irish university) no more than five years before 1 October 2019, or have been provisionally awarded their PhD by 31 May 2019, subject to no more than minor corrections. (These corrections must be due to be completed and accepted by the awarding university no later than 1 October 2019, and applicants applying before their PhD has been passed will need to provide evidence of the status of their PhD when applying).
  • In normal circumstances, such Fellowships should not be held in conjunction with a postdoctoral or academic teaching post which is for more than 60% of a full-time post.


  • The period of tenure is twelve months from 1 October 2019.
  • Fellows are required to become members of the SRS and will be invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council.
  • Fellows will be asked to present their findings at the end of the period of award, and to submit a written report for publication in the Society’s Bulletin
  • Fellows must name the Society for Renaissance Studies in their affiliation in any publications and conference papers presenting the research.
  • There are no specific residence requirements for successful applicants taking up a Fellowship.

Applicants should submit a single document by 30 April 2019, giving, in this order:

  • Name and contact details (name, address, email address, telephone number).
  • Project description (covering the research questions, existing debate in the areas, and how the applicant proposes to change this by their research). Maximum 1000 words.
  • A CV (including a brief account of their research to date, publication list, and a statement of their proposed means of financial support during the year of the Fellowship). Maximum 1000 words.
  • Name and contact details (including up-to-date email addresses) of two referees. The Fellowships committee will ask referees to provide references by no later than 31 May 2019. Applicants should ensure that their referees have submitted their references by this date.
  • Proof of the status of the PhD, where not yet awarded, should be submitted as a separate document, where relevant.

History of Medicine travel grants

The History of Medicine Collections at Duke University, North Carolina offers research grants of up to US$1,500 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Applications are open to:

  • Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections.
  • Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC, and may not be current Duke students or employees.

Applications close 31 January, 2019. Grants must be used between April 2019 and June 2020.

For more information and to apply, see