Description: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is pleased to invite applications for a one-semester post-doctoral fellowship in honor of Walter O. Evans to study the American or global experience of slavery or race in the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023. The fellowship will support scholars who wish to use any of the Walter O. Evans collections, including the Evans Collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family Papers, the Evans Collection of James Baldwin, and the Evans Collection of Ollie Harrington. The fellowship is also open to researchers interested in other collections related to race in the Beinecke Library or at any of Yale University Library’s other special collections repositories, including the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Early Modern and Modern Collections. The fellowship program aims to facilitate research in Yale’s special collections by the broadest possible group of researchers, regardless of institutional association, race, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status. Applications are welcome from scholars utilizing traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research as well as from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research in the collections. See website for more info.
Award: Fellows will be awarded $8,000 per month to cover the costs of travel, accommodations, and other living expenses. Fellows must also submit a budget to be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funding to cover travel to and from New Haven. In this travel budget, fellows may also apply for an additional 4 weeks of support to conduct research at other relevant research libraries. Fellows’ funding will be awarded at the beginning of the fellowship. All fellows are responsible for paying any taxes related to the receipt of their fellowship.
Eligibility: Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program at the time of their fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021