Fellowship Program

The Library offers a variety of fellowships and travel grants to support research focused in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials.

Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation.  

Summer Fellowships for Yale graduate students engaged in or preparing for dissertation research. 

The Charles A. Ryskamp Travel grant for Yale seniors engaged in or preparing for senior essay research. 

Self-catering accommodation is available to visiting researchers in an adjacent historic house belonging to the Library.

Applications are accepted beginning the first Monday in November, and the application deadline is the second Monday in January. Applications for 2017-2018 will be accepted beginning November 7, 2016, and the deadline for 2017-2018 will be January 9, 2017. 

The fellowship year runs from July 1 through June 30th , and all fellowships must be completed within the fellowship year.