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Fellowships to Support Research and Artistic Use of Marian Library Collections

By Sarah B. Cahalan

The Marian Library and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton are pleased to announce the creation of two fellowships to support the research and artistic use of the Marian Library’s collections. Both are made possible by a generous gift from the Marianist Province of the United States in recognition of the International Marian Research Institute and its new position in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Marian Library Visiting Scholar Fellowship

This program supports research and artistic projects and provides access to the collections of the Marian Library for scholars and artists. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Marian Library’s resources are integral to proposed research topics or creative work. The fellowship comes with an award of $3,000 in support of travel, living and/or research expenses. One fellowship is available, and the award must be used between May 15 and August 15, 2022.

Marian Library Resident Scholar Fellowship

The Marian Library is a living monument to the Catholic and Marianist identity of the University of Dayton. Marian Library faculty and staff frequently create curricular and co-curricular programming, including exhibits, for University of Dayton students. The library is also a distinctive resource for scholars across the University of Dayton. The goals of Marian library resident scholar fellowship for UD faculty and graduate students is to inspire and support research and artistic endeavors using the collections of the Marian Library. One fellowship is available, and the award must be used between May 15 and August 15, 2022.

How to apply

More information on these fellowships, Marian Library resources, and application materials can be found here.

About the Marian Library

Since it was founded by the Society of Mary in 1943, the Marian Library has been a resource for scholarly research, artistic creation, and devotional reading on the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Library’s motto, from St. Bernard of Clairvaux, is “De Maria numquam satis,” or, “Of Mary there is never enough.” The library’s holdings include postage stamps, holy cards, statues, rosaries, medieval manuscripts, realia and relics, and a circulating book collection. The true value of the collection is having these varied resources in one location, making the library a destination for researchers worldwide.

The Marian Library continues to support IMRI and the College of Arts and Sciences in their endeavors to promote scholarship in Marian theology and related topics. The fellowships directly support this scholarship.

— Sarah B. Cahalan is an associate professor and the director of the Marian Library.

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