Houghton Library Fellowship Application Announcement

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Houghton Library is pleased to announce that it is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2023-2024 season. The submission portal will close on Friday, January 20, 2023.


Houghton Library is Harvard's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. Its collections range from the ancient to the contemporary and from the local to the international and brim with research potential. Houghton staff take pride not only in the knowledge held and preserved in the library, but especially in the new discoveries and creations our holdings enable and inspire.


The Visiting Fellowship program offers scholars at all stages of their careers funding to pursue projects that require in-depth research on the library's holdings, draw on staff expertise, and participate in intellectual life at Harvard. Preference is given to applicants whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique. 


Fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Houghton for at least four weeks during the period from July 2023 through June 2024 (these do not have to be consecutive weeks), and each fellow will be required to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections.  The stipend for each fellowship is $4,500.

I would be grateful if you could forward this link to interested scholars in your subject area for more information on how to apply: https://library.harvard.edu/grants-fellowships/houghton-library-visiting-fellowships I have also attached an informational flyer about the Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship Program for e-distribution.
With every good wish,
Peter X. Accardo
Librarian for Scholarly and Public Programs
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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