Friday, December 08, 2006

Grolier Club Library Fellowships, 2007
New York, NY

The Grolier Club Library is a focused research collection of approximately 100,000 volumes on the art and history of the book, with particular strength in book catalogues of all types -- printed and manuscript inventories of private libraries, catalogues of antiquarian booksellers, and book auction sales. The Grolier Club Library collections of book catalogues are among the most comprehensive in the US, and have long been recognized as an important resource for collectors and scholars in book history.

For its fourth annual fellowship competition, awards of up to $2,500 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the history of antiquarian bookselling and private collecting of books and prints in the United States, Great Britain, and Western Europe. Fellowship awards may be used to pay for travel, housing, and other expenses. A minimum research stay of two weeks is required, and fellows are expected to present a seminar or lecture at the Grolier Club, and submit a written report.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 750 words, stating necessary length of residence, historical materials to be used, relevance of the Grolier Club Library collections to the project, a proposed budget, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and letters of support is March 1, 2007, and announcement of awards will be made in early May, 2007. Research terms can take place any time between June 1, 2007 and May 30, 2008, but please note that the Club is closed for the month of August. Applications should be sent to The Fellowship Committee, The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY, 10022, or by email to