The American Printing History Association (APHA) is accepting applications for the 2021 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in 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.
The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship supports the study of printing history, in any time period or geographic region. The topic may be biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Studio work or study with a recognized printer, if focused on printing history, may be supported. APHA fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality. Applicants need not be academics and an advanced degree is not required. Previous applicants are invited to re-apply. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses, including internet access, dependent care during the period of research, or fees for image reproduction.
Applications and supporting materials are due by Monday, December 21, 2020. The fellowship will be formally awarded at the annual meeting of the American Printing History Association on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Typically held in New York City, this year’s meeting will be virtual due to the pandemic. Full information and the application form may be found on the APHA Fellowship link at printinghistory.org.
Sara T. Sauers
University of Iowa Center for the Book
Chair, Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History Committee
American Printing History Association