Call for Applications: William L. Clements Library Fellowships

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for 2024-2025 research fellowships. The Clements’ holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the best in the world on almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, and support a diverse array of research projects.

The Clements also offers a fellowship specifically to support creative projects: The Mary G. Stange Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists offers $1,500 to support research conducted by artists, performers, creative writers, playwrights, documentarians, filmmakers, or any creative working professionally. The Library welcomes applications from musicians or performers interested in the history of early American music.

In addition to the existing slate of fellowship opportunities, the Clements is proud to offer three additional fellowships for the 2024-2025 cycle, which will support artists-in residence and projects utilizing the visual and graphics collections, including the library’s significant collection of pre-1900 ephemera.

Other strengths of the collections include: The Atlantic and Caribbean world, graphics and printed material, Great Lakes history, military history, gender and ethnicity, religion, the American Revolution, Native American history, slavery and antislavery, cartography, the Civil War, reform movements, travel and exploration, and others.

The Clements offers long term (four months), short term (one month), and week-long fellowships, as well as a digital fellowship with no residency requirement. Applications are due by January 15, 2024 for research to be undertaken between June 1, 2024-May 31, 2025.

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