Monday, December 11, 2006

Upcoming 12/15 deadline: Huntington Fellowships

A number of short- and long-term fellowships are available at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA (Los Angeles metro area). Applications must be postmarked by this Friday, 12/15. There are fellowships for junior and senior scholars, targeted to those whose research fits the Huntington's collection. A number of legal historians have benefited from the Huntington in recent years. Here's a description:
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 • California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library.
The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2007-2008. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. Application deadline – all fellowships: December 15, 2006. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

The details are here.