The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s fellowship program aims to facilitate research in Yale’s special collections by the broadest possible group of researchers, regardless of institutional association, race, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status.
The Beinecke Library offers, on a competitive basis, short-term fellowships to support research in the Yale Library special collections. This application is open to academic and independent scholars, locally and globally, who would like to apply for funding to pursue research projects that require one to four months of onsite research with the collections. We welcome applications from all interested researchers. Applications from scholars utilizing traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research are encouraged as are applications from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research in the collections.
Short-term Research Fellowships are residential. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in the reading room. Fellows are meant to participate in the intellectual life of the university and are encouraged to participate in the activities of library.
Research must be conducted between June 1, 2024 and May 31, 2025.
Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program at the time of their fellowship.