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Graduate students invited to apply for summer fellowships 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 $1,950 or $3,900, 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 double-spaced 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; two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the Librarian, one of which should come from the applicant's dissertation advisor.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Fellowships will be accepted beginning in March, and the deadline is April 30, 2014.

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