Fellowship and Travel Grant Information--Summer Fellowships for Yale Graduate Students

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Summer fellowships for Yale graduate students

summer fellowships

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  rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British), including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. Fellowship awards include accommodations on-site in Farmington and a supplement in the amount of $1,000. Students are expected to be in residence and focus their research on the Library collections.

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Application details for Summer Fellowships for Yale Graduate Students

Applicants should submit the following materials addressed to the Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library via the Yale Student Grants Database (click here):

The 2016 Summer Fellowship applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for application is Monday, January 11, 2016. Application materials must be submitted directly through the listing in the Yale Student Grants Database.

To see the awards for Summer 2015 click here.

For more information, please contact Nicole L. Bouché, W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director, 860-677-2140, or

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Mailing address for application materials

Nicole L. Bouché
W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director
The Lewis Walpole Library
P.O. Box 1408
Farmington, CT 06034

Fax: 860-677-6369

Application materials may also be submitted electronically to

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will my LWL Summer fellowship funding work with my Graduate School funding?

For students awarded any length of pre-prospectus fellowship (four or eight weeks), the Lewis Walpole Library Summer fellowship for graduate students at Yale will supplement your Graduate School stipend for the period of the fellowship.

Do I have to take my fellowship all at once?

It is preferable to take your fellowship in one uninterrupted period, however in certain circumstances you may be permitted to take part of your fellowship early on and resume it later in the summer. At any rate, you are expected to complete your fellowship all in the same summer, and you should be free from other commitments.

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