The Newberry Library in Chicago is offering residencies for graduate students researching and writing their dissertations. Graduate students receive a carrel and have access to the impressive rare book, pamphlet, manuscript and map collections of the Newberry Library.
The Newberry has several major collections of religious books and pamphlets from the early modern period. Graduate students researching aspects of the Reformation and European Wars of Religion may want to apply for a residency.
Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:
Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry Library
The Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program allows Ph.D. candidates to be in residence at the Newberry for an academic year. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections in the humanities; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.
The Graduate Scholar Program encourages local graduate students who have advanced to candidacy (ABD status) by May 2016 to apply to be in residence. If selected, students must spend at least 10 hours per week in residence during the academic year, which we define as September 2016 to May 2017.
Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to participants of the Graduate Scholar Program, we can offer several privileges, including a private research carrel, access to the Newberry during extended hours, opportunities to present research and dissertation chapters, and intellectual support from the Newberry’s interdisciplinary scholarly community.
Deadline to apply: 11:59 CST on May 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in June 2016.
For more information about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and a link to the application webform, please visit our website at: www.newberry.org/graduate-scholar-residence-program
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