Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship for 2015/6

St Matthew shown writing his Gospel, from a 15th-century French Book of Hours from the John Rylands Library. JRL Latin MS 164, f.26r.

This new fellowship provides two months of support—one for work at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, and one for work at the John Rylands Research Institute (at The John Rylands Library) in Manchester, England. The proposed project must incorporate the collections from both libraries. Applicants should set aside two consecutive months for this fellowship, to ensure continuity of
research. All application materials will be submitted to the Newberry, but applications will be reviewed by both institutions. The stipend will be $2,500 per month at the Newberry, £1,500 at the John RylandsResearch Institute, plus an additional $1,000 (or the equivalent in English pounds) for travel.

The Newberry-Rylands Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those whohold other terminal degrees. This fellowship is restricted to scholars who live and work outside the ChicagoMetro area and are external to the University of Manchester. This fellowship will be awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry and a contiguous month in residence and The John Rylands Library. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for each collection. All applicants mustfollow the instructions listed on the Newberry’s How to Apply webpage.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information abouthow to apply, please visit our website:

All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s and the Rylands’ online catalogs and collection guidesbefore applying:

Application Deadline for Short-Term Fellowships: January 15, 2015

Office of Research and Academic Programs The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610


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