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Fellowships

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There are a number of competitive fellowships available at Rare Book School with various requirements for eligibility. Please refer to the fellowship descriptions below for details.

RBS-Mellon Fellowships

In 2012, Rare Book School received a substantial grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this new program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies by providing focused training and mentorship for doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities. Fellowships include three years of support for RBS course attendance and research-related travel. RBS awarded its first twenty Mellon fellowships in the spring of 2013, and will admit an additional twenty fellows to the program in the spring of 2014. The deadline for application to the program was 2 December 2013. See the RBS-Mellon Fellowship page for more information about the program and the current Mellon fellows.

RBS-UVA Fellowships

Thanks to a generous grant made possible by The Jefferson Trust, an
initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, Rare Book School is pleased
to offer a fellowship program for distinguished undergraduate and
graduate students at the University of Virginia. RBS accepts applications annually for the fellowship program, offering full scholarships to attend RBS with the intention of advancing UVA student scholarship. Applications are due no later than 7 April 2014. See the RBS-UVA Fellowship page for more details.

RBS Fellowships

Rare Book School’s fellowship program began with the E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellowship in 1995, followed in 1999 by the Reese Company and San Garde Fellowships, and in 2001 by the Ian Willison Fellowship.

Applications for these four fellowships are by invitation only, but RBS has a generous general scholarship program; see the RBS Scholarship page for details.