RBS Scholarship & Fellowship Applications Now Available


We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Rare Book School scholarship and fellowship cycle.

Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students), and for the M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. Applications for the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program are anticipated to open later in October. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship and fellowship Terms and Conditions.

To begin the application process, please log into your myRBS account (or create a new myRBS account). On the Home screen, click the “Apply for a Scholarship or Fellowship” button on the left side of the page. If you have any trouble with myRBS, see the FAQs page or email rbs_scholarships@virginia.edu.

The application deadline for all RBS scholarships is Monday, 1 November 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The application deadline for The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage Fellowship is Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The application deadline for the M. C. Lang Fellowship is Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

See the Scholarships page for descriptions of the various scholarships available, or the Fellowships page for more information about each fellowship program. Scholarship applicants will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible (and should note that separate applications are required for the fellowship programs).