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Grant of the Week: Huntington Library Research Fellowships

Lizzy Meggyesy | Oct 12, 2022

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring the Huntington Library Research Fellowships.


The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. The library holds more than 11 million items that span the 11th to 21st centuries. Its diverse materials center on 14 intersecting collection strengths.

Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in, and make a contribution to, its intellectual life. Long-term fellows are expected to present at a two-day introductory symposium in September and to participate in weekly working group sessions from October to May. Applicants for long-term (year-long) fellowships must have completed all requirements for the PhD at the time of application—only those who hold a PhD or who have successfully defended a dissertation by the application deadline are eligible. You do not need to have formally graduated to apply. Short-term fellowships (of five months or less) and travel grants/exchange fellowships (for study abroad) are open to both doctoral candidates who have advanced to candidacy (ABD) at the time of the application deadline and to faculty members and other postdoctoral scholars.


The Huntington offers 14 Long-Term Fellowships for nine to twelve months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000. Although nine of these are open to scholars working on projects in any area where the Huntington’s collections are strong, there are specific awards for the study of Octavia E. Butler (the Butler fellowship), maritime history (the Kemble Fellowship), the history of medicine (The Molina Fellowship) and the history of science (the Dibner Fellowships). Three awards (the Thom Fellowships) are reserved for recent postdoctoral scholars. 

Approximately 140 Short-Term Fellowships are available for one to five months in residence and carry monthly stipends of $3,500. They are open to scholars in any field where The Huntington’s collections are strong. 
Six Travel Grants for Study Abroad are available in any of the fields in which the Huntington’s own collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives outside of the United States or Canada, especially those in the UK, continental Europe, or Latin America.
We also offer nine Exchange Fellowships with Corpus Christi, Jesus, Linacre, Lincoln, and New Colleges, Oxford; Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Trinity College Dublin/Marsh’s Library; the University of Durham; and the John Rylands Research Institute and Library at the University of Manchester. The intention is to encourage projects which can be developed both in the Huntington’s collections and in archives across the world.

End: November 15, 2022

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