The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public.
- The Huntington Library awards over 150 research fellowships annually. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in, and make a contribution to, its intellectual life. The application deadline for fellowships in the 2020-2021 academic year is Nov. 15, 2019.
The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. Although the library collections are particularly strong in British and American history; British and American literature; art history; the history of science, technology and medicine; and the history of the book, our holdings of rare books and manuscripts are much more diverse than might be expected, ranging chronologically from the 11th century to the present. The art collections features European and American art spanning more than 500 years, with particular strengths in paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs.
The Huntington offers thirteen Long-Term Fellowships for nine to twelve months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000. Although nine of these are open to scholars working on projects in any area where The Huntington’s collections are strong, there are specific awards for maritime history (The Kemble Fellowship), the history of medicine (The Molina Fellowship) and the history of science (The Dibner Fellowships). Three awards (the Thom Fellowships) are reserved for recent post-doctoral scholars.
Approximately 140 Short-Term Fellowships are available for one to five months in residence and carry monthly stipends of $3,500. They are open to scholars in any field where The Huntington’s collections are strong.