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Summer Fellowships for Yale Graduate Students at the Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library offers one- and two-month summer fellowships to students enrolled in a doctoral program at Yale University who are engaged in or preparing for dissertation research and whose topic of study is supported by the Lewis Walpole Library collections.

The program affords students the opportunity to spend four or eight weeks during the months of June, July, and August in residence at the Library to delve into its collections of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, and graphic materials. Fellowship awards include accommodations on-site in Farmington and a stipend of either $3,900 or $1,950, depending upon the duration of the fellowship. Students are expected to be in residence and focus their research on the Library collections.

There is no application form. Applicants should submit the following materials to the Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library:

-A résumé
-A brief research proposal (not to exceed three pages), explaining the relationship between
the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections and the applicant’s dissertation research
-An approved dissertation prospectus or equivalent statement outlining the scope of the doctoral thesis

The applicant must also arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the Librarian, one of which should come from the applicant’s dissertation advisor.

Applications are due by April 30, 2010. Awards will be announced in May.

For more information, please contact Margaret Powell, W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director, (860) 677-2140, or margaret.powell@yale.edu.

Mailing address for application materials:

Margaret Powell
W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director
The Lewis Walpole Library
P.O. Box 1408
Farmington, CT 06034
Fax: (860) 677-6369

More information about the scope of the collections may be obtained by phone: 860-677-2140, or by e-mail: walpole@yale.edu.