Rare Book School’s NEH-GBHI Scholarships are funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant received by RBS in December 2016. These scholarships form part of the School’s Global Book Histories Initiative (GBHI), an effort to increase course offerings relating to non-western and immigrant book history and bibliography over the next several years. Eligible applicants from any allied field will come from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, or will work with organizations primarily serving such groups. Successful applicants will demonstrate how they intend to share what they learn from RBS course content with colleagues in their own communities (e.g., presentations, publication, etc.). Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition to any RBS course, in Charlottesville or a remote location, as well as a stipend of $2,000 to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. RBS will award up to 24 NEH-GBHI scholarships this cycle.
Applications will be accepted directly by RBS. To apply, please submit an RBS scholarship application by the 1 November deadline. See the main scholarship page for application instructions. Scholarship applicants will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. Participation in the RBS scholarship program implies acceptance of the scholarship Terms and Conditions.