Three-Month Research Fellowship
The Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), located on the campus of Baylor University, is a world-renowned research center and rare-collections library devoted to nineteenth-century studies. The ABL has established a Three-Month Research Fellowship for leading scholars from outside Baylor. Prof. Dino Felluga (English, Purdue University) served as the inaugural fellow during fall 2017, followed in fall 2018 by Prof. Clare Simmons (English, Ohio State University). Dr. Lesa Scholl (Head of Kathleen Lumley College, Australia) will serve as the fall 2019 fellow.
Applications are being accepted for fall 2020, and are due by 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Standard Time) September 30, 2019. Finalists will be notified by October 18, 2019, and will be interviewed by early November.
Qualifications, funding, and responsibilities include:
- Qualifications: The ABL offers shorter-term fellowships to scholars at every level in their career. This Research Fellowship, however, is reserved for established and recognized scholars of nineteenth-century studies from outside Baylor with outstanding records of publication.
- Purpose: This Fellowship is designed to support three months of in-residence research by leading scholars of nineteenth-century studies. The Fellow will use the collections at the ABL to complete or significantly advance a major project (such as a monograph).
- Funding: $28,000 will be transferred directly to the Fellow's home institution in three installments to help cover expenses incurred by this Research Fellowship. In addition, the Fellow's initial travel to, and final return journey from, Baylor will be covered, as will lodging in well-furnished, high-quality apartments. This brings the total value of this fellowship to approximately $33,000.
- Residency: The Fellow will begin his or her residency in fall 2020. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence for a minimum of 80% of Baylor University’s regular fall semester, which in 2020 will run from August 24 through December 7.
- Requirements: The Fellow will primarily concentrate on his or her research at the ABL. Yet he or she will fulfill the following additional requirements: