How to Apply

Short-term Fellowship

The application for a short-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library is due January 15, and consists of four parts:
 

  1. A 3-5 page narrative description of the proposed project, including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence.
  2. Current curriculum vitae, limited to 5 pages.
  3. A completed application form.
  4. Applicants should arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their proposed project.

    N.B. The JCB resources span hundreds of languages, and we encourage scholars around the world to explore our materials. However, we do require applications to be submitted in English. If English is not one of your first languages, or if you don't feel confident in English, please note that in your application and we can assure you that it will be read generously by the selection committee.

    The application process for the 2022-2023 Short-Term Fellowship is now closed.

Long-term Fellowship

The application for a long-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library is due January 15, and consists of three parts:
 

  1. A narrative description, limited to 10 pages and in English, of the proposed project, including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence.
  2. Current curriculum vitae. A completed application form.
  3. A completed application form.
  4. Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their proposed project. 

    ​​​​​​​The application process for the 2022-2023 Long-Term Fellowship is now closed.

Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

Application details may be found here.
The due date to complete your fellowship application is February 1, 2022.  

J. M. Stuart Graduate Fellowship

The J. M. Stuart Graduate Fellowship application, due February 15, consists of three parts:
 

  1. An Interfolio form, which includes a 100-word abstract;
  2. A narrative description of your proposed project (not to exceed 1200 words), including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date, and identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB;
  3. A current curriculum vitae.

The Stuart Fellowship carries a stipend equivalent to the Graduate School stipend for a nine-month term, beginning September 1. The Stuart Fellow will also receive a summer stipend that is equivalent but additional to the summer support provided by the Graduate School (currently one-ninth of the academic year stipend), to be used in the summer following their residency at the JCB. Fellows may also apply for up to $1,000 in travel funds for supplementary dissertation research in other collections of primary materials.

Apply via Interfolio