Announcing the Ralph C. and Mary Lynn Heid Research Fellowships

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Applications are now open for the Ralph C. and Mary Lynn Heid Research Fellowships!

The University of Michigan Library will award these fellowships to support research projects that require substantial on-site use of our special collections, including those held in our Special Collections Research Center and the Stephen S. Clark Library. Collections that are out of scope for this fellowship opportunity include the Joseph A. Labadie Collection and the Papyrology Collection. Applications for support for all types of research projects -- academic, creative, journalistic, etc. -- will be considered, and no specific credentials are required. 

Fellows are expected to be in residence for at least one week during the period from 1 July 2020 through 30 June 2021. Fellows will be awarded $1,500 for a project requiring a residence of one week or more, or $3,000 for a project requiring a residence of three weeks or more. The application deadline is 31 January 2020. Award notifications will be made by 31 March 2020.

Applicants are required to provide a description of the proposed research (500 words or fewer), a description or preliminary list (one page max) of the collection material to be consulted, a curriculum vitae or resume, and two letters of support. The fellowship opportunity is open to applicants of all nationalities. Non-U.S. citizens awarded a fellowship are required to obtain a J-1 visa. Fellowships are normally not granted to researchers who live within commuting distance of the library. 

Applications must be submitted online through Submittable.

Please direct any questions to Martha O'Hara Conway, Director, Special Collections Research Center.