The American Printing History Association (APHA) is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History for the study of printing history. An award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms.
Applications from those working in American printing history are encouraged, but the subject of research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and it may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Study related to the history of printing with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. APHA fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality. Applicants need not be academics and an advanced degree is not required. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
Applications and supporting materials are due by Thursday, December 5, 2019. The fellowship will be formally awarded at the annual meeting of the American Printing History Association in New York City, on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Full information and the application form may be found on the APHA Fellowship page <https://printinghistory.org/programs/fellowship/>.
E. Haven Hawley, Ph.D.
Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections Department
George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida
President, American Printing History Association (2018-2020)