U-M Clements Library in Ann Arbor accepting fellowship applications

Applications due by March 1

"The Death of General Wolfe," over 240 years old and 8.5 feet in width, has been installed with new custom lighting on the oak-paneled walls of the Avenir Foundation Room at the University of Michigan William L. Clements Library. (Photo: Austin Thomason | Michigan Photography)

ANN ARBOR – The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for its fellowships through March 1.

The library offers fellowships each year to help scholars access its world-renowned American history collections. Its storied and picturesque reading room is closed to the public. Prior to the pandemic, public tours of the building designed by architect Albert Kahn were given only on select Fridays.

Each application goes through its Fellowship Review Committee, which assigns successful candidates to designated fellowships, which are offered across four categories: long-term, short-term, week-long and digital.

Read: A glimpse inside University of Michigan’s historic William L. Clements Library

“Please note that the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle will run from August 30, 2021, through September 1, 2022, in order to allow us to accommodate the previous fellowship cycle that was disrupted by COVID-19 closures and restrictions,” read a Clements Library news release.

All fellowships are open to faculty, doctoral candidates, scholars in public history institutions and independent researchers with the exception of the following: the Townshend, Price, and Melhorn Fellowships.

To see which research fellowships are currently available, click here.

For more information, contact clements-fellowships@umich.edu.

The Clements Library is at 909 S. University Ave. on U-M’s central campus.

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