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Endowed Summer Fellowship for Archival Work in English Studies

This $5,000 fellowship provides summer support to doctoral candidates enrolled in the Department of English or Comparative Literature. To be eligible, students must have achieved doctoral candidacy, plan to conduct significant primary research in an established physical archive, demonstrate the need to conduct their research in that particular archive, and devote a portion of the summer in which the fellowship is provided on-site at the location of the archive. The fellowship is intended to contribute toward travel, living and research expenses associated with the archival work, as well as the costs of courses or programs in archival methods designed to help students develop research skills. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the award has been modified for Summer 2021.  Please consult the Summer 21 award guidelines for details. 

To be eligible for the Summer 21 Virtual Award, the applicant must:

  • be enrolled in the English Program or in the Comparative Literature Program;  
  • reach doctoral candidacy by June 1, 2021; 
  • provide a plan to conduct research virtually (Summer 21 Award only); and 
  • demonstrate how virtual research will significantly advance progree toward degree

Application Packages must include:

  • an application cover sheet;
  • a 750-1000 word student-written research statement discussing the plan to conduct research virtually over the summer, and how it will significantly advance progress toward the degree;
  • the student's curriculum vitae (2-page limit); and
  • a letter of support from the student's advisor, describing the accomplishments and intellectual promise of the student.

Application Deadline:  Sunday, January 31, 2021 


Guidelines and Application Cover Sheet (modified award for Summer 2021)


Award Winners