The purpose of the Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.
Awards will range from $2,500 - $5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six weeks). Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship.
Applications must be submitted by October 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.
The program welcomes international applicants, but does not sponsor J visas.
The Fellowship was established in 2012 by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.