Clements Library Fellowship

The William L. Clements Library offers fellowships to help scholars access the Library’s rich primary source collections for research. A Fellowship Review Committee will assign successful applicants to a named fellowship as described below.

The four broad categories are Long-term, Short-term, Week-long, and Digital fellowships. The application requires a selection of which type of fellowship you would like to be considered for and the duration you expect your research visit to take.

Applications are due by January 15, 2024, for consideration. Please note that the 2024-2025 fellowship cycle will run from June 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.

Please take a look at the list of past fellows to see the types of projects that have been funded. For further information, contact clements-fellowships@umich.edu.

Apply for a Fellowship

All applicants must submit materials by January 15, 2024, for research to be completed between June 1, 2024 and May 31, 2025.

To be considered for both Long-term fellowships as well as Short-Term, Week-Long, or Digital fellowships, candidates must submit separate applications using the forms and directions below.

Please note: With the exception of the Townshend, Price, Miller, and Forty-three Foundation Fellowships, all Clements Library fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, faculty, independent researchers, and scholars in public history institutions.

With the exception of the Forty-three Foundation Fellowship, we regret that applications for Clements Library fellowships cannot be considered unless the applicant resides at least 50 miles from Ann Arbor and is unaffiliated with the University of Michigan.

Long-Term Fellowships

Applicants must submit:

  • Online application form.
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than six pages.
  • Brief summary of the project (4 page maximum), including the current status of your research. Please identify what Clements Library material you wish to consult.
  • A one-page bibliography of secondary literature relevant to your project. This should be a list of the scholarly work that you see your project as being in conversation with, and is intended to provide a multidisciplinary selection committee with a sense of how you contextualize your work.
  • Two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to the Clements Library as an email attachment (preferred) or via surface mail, from individuals who are familiar with your scholarly work. If you are a doctoral candidate, one of your letters must be written by your dissertation supervisor.

Short-Term, Week-Long, or Digital Fellowships

Applicants must submit:

  • Online application form.
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
  • Brief summary of the project (2 page maximum), including the current status of your research. Please identify what Clements Library material you wish to consult.
  • A one-page bibliography of secondary literature relevant to your project. This should be a list of the scholarly work that you see your project as being in conversation with, and is intended to provide a multidisciplinary selection committee with a sense of how you contextualize your work.
  • Two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to the Clements Library as an email attachment (preferred) or via surface mail, from individuals who are familiar with your scholarly work. If you are a doctoral candidate, one of your letters must be written by your dissertation supervisor.

Email submissions of the curriculum vitae and project summary are preferred. Please do not include images within the attachment. Electronic submissions can be sent to: clements-fellowships@umich.edu

Website link: https://clements.umich.edu/research/fellowships/

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