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Center for Renaissance Studies Fellowships

Center for Renaissance Studies Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship

The application deadline for this fellowship will be 11:59 PM CST on January 4, 2019

This fellowship supports a year of work at the Newberry for an early-career PhD graduate from a Center for Renaissance Studies consortium member institution. The fellow will devote half of their time to research of their choosing and half time to working with the CRS on projects related to the activities of a lively Renaissance research center, including curatorial work, digital humanities initiatives, programming, paleography studies, and collection presentations of rare books and materials. Applicants are invited from all fields of the humanities whose work is particularly well connected to the Newberry’s medieval and early modern collections.

Stipend amount: $4,200 a month plus health insurance
Eligibility: PhD from a CRS consortium university in 2018 or by June 2019
Requirements: letter of interest, project description, CV, 3 letters of recommendation (one from the PhD advisor)
Duration: 10 months starting September 3, 2019

Before applying, consult the Newberry’s step-by-step guide for the fellowship application process. To apply, complete the application form on Slideroom.

Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships

The application deadline for 2019-20 fellowships will be 11:59 PM CST on December 15, 2018.

These two short-term fellowships support scholars at Center for Renaissance Studies consortium member institutions. They offer support for one month’s work in residence at the Newberry for one PhD candidate and one postdoctoral scholar working in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies through the year 1750. The postdoctoral scholar could be a full-time faculty member, adjunct faculty, librarian, or curator (with preference given for non-tenured faculty). See Short-Term Fellowships for application forms and instructions.

École Nationale des Chartes Fellowship

The application deadline for the 2019-20 fellowship will be 11:59 PM CST on December 15, 2018.

Established in 1979, this fellowship provides auditor tuition and a portion of living expenses, for up to one term, for a PhD candidate with ABD status at a U.S. or Canadian university to study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris. The École is the oldest institution in Europe specializing in the archival sciences, including paleography, codicology, bibliography, diplomatics, textual editing, and the history of the book. Preference is given to students attending member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. It is strongly recommended that the recipient be in residence at the École during the fall semester. Applications are especially encouraged from students who are in the research stage of their dissertation work.

See Short-Term Fellowships for application forms and instructions. The Project Abstract and Project Description should provide specific reference to the applicant’s need for the training available at the École and how it will contribute to the dissertation or future projects. Applicants for this fellowship should disregard the question in the application instructions about use of Newberry materials.

Other Fellowships

The Newberry offers additional Fellowships in the humanities, including short-term fellowships for which graduate students are eligible to apply, and other programs for scholars. For more information contact the Office of Research and Academic Programs at (312) 255-3666, or by email at research@newberry.org.

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