Remote Fellowship Program

In response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the John Carter Brown Library offers remote short-term fellowship options for sponsored researchers.  Having piloted a remote fellowship in 2020-21, the JCB staff has assessed the provision of support to fellows in residence and remote and is working to create intellectual community as well as research support in this hybrid mode.

The JCB’s librarians and curatorial staff provide individualized attention for both remote and in residence fellows, and collaboration sessions around special JCB materials, seminars and workshops will all be provided in a hybrid format.   

Applicants anticipating a remote fellowship should consider the following.  While extensive digitization work over the past decade has already enabled scholars the world over to consult our collection – in high resolution – at a distance, the JCB may be able to do some limited digitization upon request.  The ability to digitize materials requested by our remote fellows depends on several factors, including the physical characteristics and condition of the item, available cataloging and metadata, and the capacity of our digitization equipment and staff.