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Fellowship Information

ImageIn recognition of the International Marian Research Institute and its new position in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Marian Library and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the creation of two short-term fellowships. The fellowships illustrate the Marian Library's continued support of IMRI and the College of Arts and Sciences in their endeavors to promote scholarship in Marian theology and related topics. These fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Marianist Province of the United States.

Summer 2022 Fellows
Libraries 03.24.22

Two researchers receive fellowships for summer residencies in the Marian Library, which is internationally recognized as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Fellowship Opportunities

The Marian Library and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton are pleased to invite applications for a short-term fellowship to support the research and artistic use of the Marian Library’s collections. The Visiting Fellowship program offers scholars funding to pursue projects that require in-depth research on the library’s holdings, as well as opportunities to draw on staff expertise.This fellowship is being offered thanks to a generous gift from the Marianist Province of the United States. 

The Marian Library Visiting Fellowship 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 library particularly welcomes proposals that reexamine its collections through a global lens and/or demonstrate how the holdings of a rare book and manuscript library can contribute to discourse around contemporary social, political and cultural issues.

Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to be in residence in Dayton for two to four weeks between May 15 and August 15, 2023.

Residencies must be scheduled between May 15 and August 15, 2023. Fellows are required to document their experience working with the collections. The method of documentation can be determined when the fellow is on-site. The stipend will be paid within two to three weeks after your arrival on campus. Housing possibilities and area information will be provided.

Eligibility

  • Open to candidates of all nationalities. 
  • Non-U.S. citizens awarded a fellowship may be required to obtain a visa. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html for more information. UD can help you determine which visa is appropriate and issue the necessary documents to obtain a visa.  Fellows are responsible for paying associated fees. Fellows should begin visa planning immediately upon notification of the award.  
  • Doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, academics, independent scholars, artists and curators are welcome to apply, as are professionals in libraries, archives, and museum fields. 
  • Fellowships normally are not granted to scholars who live within 100 miles of the library.
  • Scholars are welcome to apply each year. If awarded a fellowship, however, a period of five years must elapse before another fellowship may be awarded.
  • We particularly welcome applications from scholars from underrepresented groups in academia.

Apply

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed. Application information for future fellowships will be announced in the fall of 2022. Applicants should expect to provide the following information: 

  • A brief research proposal, not to exceed three pages. The proposal should emphasize the relationship of the Marian Library collections to the project and include the length and preferred dates of the visit. 
  • A preliminary list of collection materials that will be used. 
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae. 
  • Graduate students or other applicants whose résumés do not include a list of publications, creative works or artistic productions in their fields of study should also submit two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications to perform this research and the project. 

Questions may be addressed to MLFellowships@udayton.edu


The College of Arts and Sciences and the Marian Library at the University of Dayton are pleased to announce the creation of a short-term fellowship to support the research and artistic use of the Marian Library’s collections. This fellowship is being offered thanks to 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. 

The Marian Library Resident Scholar Fellowship supports research and artistic endeavors that make substantial use of the Marian Library collections. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Marian Library’s resources are integral to proposed research topics or creative work. The library particularly welcomes proposals that examine its collections through a global lens and/or demonstrate how the holdings of the Marian Library can contribute to discourse around contemporary social, political and cultural issues.

This program is open to University of Dayton faculty and graduate students during the summer of 2023, between May 15 and Aug. 15. The four- to eight-week residency carries a stipend of $3,000. 

The Resident Scholar will present an informal work-in-progress colloquium to the University of Dayton community during the fall semester following the residency and submit a brief report for the Marian Library or University Libraries blog.

Eligibility

Open to University of Dayton faculty, research professors, doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars and master’s students. 

Apply

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed. Application information for future fellowships will be announced in the fall of 2022. Applicants should expect to provide the following information: 

  • A brief research proposal, not to exceed three pages. The proposal should emphasize the relationship of the Marian Library collections to the project and include the proposed end result of the project (publication, dissertation, artwork, etc.) and the length and preferred dates of the fellowship. 
  • A preliminary list of collection materials that will be used. 
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae. 
  • Graduate student applicants: letters of support from adviser and department chair. 

Questions may be addressed to MLFellowships@udayton.edu


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