RBS Scholarship and Fellowship Applications Now Available

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship and fellowship cycle.

Applications are open for:

  • All RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students). See the Scholarships page for descriptions of the various scholarships available. The application deadline for scholarships is Wednesday, 1 November 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For questions about scholarships, please email rbs_scholarships@virginia.edu.
  • The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources. The Lang Fellowship is a two-year program open to faculty and librarians at liberal arts colleges and small universities (i.e., 5,000 or fewer undergraduates) in the United States. The application deadline for the Lang Fellowship has been extended to Monday, 4 December 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For questions about the Lang Fellowship, please email rbs_lang@virginia.edu.
    • Learn more about the Lang Fellowship at a virtual informational session on Wednesday 25 October at 7:00 p.m. ET. Register here.
  • The SoFCB Junior Fellows Program. The Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) is a community of scholars working across disciplines to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects. Ten Junior Fellows will be selected to join the SoFCB; they may become Senior Fellows after completing two years in good standing. The application deadline for the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program is Friday, 17 November 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For questions about the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program, please email sofcb_staff@virginia.edu.

To begin the application process, please log into your myRBS account (or create a new myRBS account). The Home screen includes links to each of the scholarship and fellowship application portals.

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).

For general queries about RBS scholarships and fellowships, see the FAQs page.