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American Trust for the British Library Fellowship at Houghton Library

A new visiting fellowship to support research at both the British Library and Houghton Library.


The American Trust for the British Library (ATBL) and Houghton Library are pleased to announce a new joint initiative, a visiting fellowship to support a research project in any discipline of the Humanities, Social Sciences or Arts drawing on primary source materials in the collections of both the British Library and Houghton.


The Fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend and is expected to be in residence at the British Library and Houghton Library for two weeks each in 2020-2021. 


  • The Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens, 18 years or older, resident in the U.S. or abroad. 
  • Doctoral students, post-doctoral, academics and independent scholars, as well as curators, and library, archive and museum professionals, are welcome to apply.
  • Harvard students or faculty, or persons living within commuting distance of Houghton Library are not eligible to apply.


The application deadline is Friday, February 28,  2020.

For further details and to apply, visit the ATBL's website


Other Fellowships at Harvard Library

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