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Deadline: December 15 (postmark)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows: Not available

Recent Chicago Fellows: Not available

Competition Level: Over 100 long- and short-term fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility:

Short-term: PhD or equivalent, or doctoral candidate at dissertation stage

Long-term: PhD or equivalent; for Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships only, candidate must be untenured

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include a half-million rare books, nearly six million manuscripts, 600,000 photographs, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature, History of Science, British Drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California.

The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2010/11. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

Short-term Fellowships

Huntington Fellowships

Tenure: 1-5 months

Amount of award: $2,500 per month.

Within this category, The Huntington awards a number of specialized fellowships, including:

  • Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowships in Renaissance England
  • Haynes Foundation Fellowships in Los Angeles History
  • Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas
  • Trent R. Dames Civil Engineering History Fellowship
  • Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship

In addition, in cooperation with the British Academy the Huntington offers a limited number of exchange fellowships in any of the fields in which the Huntington collections are strong.

Long-term Fellowships

Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tenure: 9-12 months

Amount of award: $50,000

This is designed to support non-tenured faculty members who are revising a manuscript for publication. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington’s collections and must have received the PhD between 2005 and 2007.

Mellon Fellowships

Tenure: 9-12 months

Amount of award: $50,000

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington’s collections and have received their PhD by June 2009.

Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship

Tenure: 9-12 months

Amount of award:  Up to $50,000

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington’s collections and have received their PhD by June 2009.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

Tenure: 4-12 months

Amount of award:  Up to $40,000

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington’s collections and have received their PhD by June 2009. Applicant must be a US citizen or foreign national with a minimum of three years U.S. residence.

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