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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.
In September 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. The 20 RBS-Mellon Fellowships for 2013–2016 have now been awarded. See the RBS-Mellon Fellowship page for more information about the 2013 fellowship recipients, and to learn more about receiving notification of similar opportunities in future.
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 5 April 2013. See the RBS-UVA Fellowship page for more details.
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.