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2018-2019 Huntington Library Fellowships

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens welcomes applications for fellowships to support research in the history of British and American art. Awards will also be considered in areas of Continental European art in which The Huntington has strong holdings. Proposals are judged in terms of the value of the project, the ability of the scholar, and the degree to which the special strengths of the art collections and library holdings will be utilized. Awards are considered for pre-doctoral as well as post-doctoral candidates. Holders of awards are expected to be in continuous residence throughout their tenure.

Scholars come from around the world every year to conduct advanced humanities research using The Huntington’s collections. Through a rigorous peer-review program, the institution awards approximately 200 fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. These scholarly pursuits lead to best-selling books, Pulitzer Prizes, acclaimed documentary films, and many of the history and social studies textbooks that educate the nation’s school children. The Huntington's independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book. The collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include 7 million manuscripts, 450,000 rare books, 440,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. A remarkable collection in the history of science and technology consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. The Art Collections contain several notable British and American paintings; innumerable fine prints and photographs; and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

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