Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form, in English
- A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
- A single paragraph abstract
- A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages)
- A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages)
- Three references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal
A panel of scholars will review your application materials. The panel will consider your application in relation to numerous other proposals. Evaluation criteria will include:
- The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project
- Application demonstrates the relevance of their project for research in the Georgian Papers at Windsor and the collections of the Library of Congress
- Application demonstrates potential contribution of the project to the relevant field of inquiry
The application deadline for the Georgian Papers Fellowship is January 31, 2018. Application materials must be submitted by the deadline date via the Kluge Center’s online application system.
For applicants whose native language is not English, there must be evidence that the applicant is fluent in English so as easily to conduct research, discuss work with colleagues, and make a public presentation, although the ultimate product of the research may be written in the applicant’s native language. For English speakers who seek to do research in the Library’s foreign language collections, there must be evidence that they have a command of the relevant language or languages at the level requisite for serious research.
The Georgian Papers Fellow is to spend one month in residence at the Royal Archives at Windsor and one month in residence at the Library of Congress. The fellow will be strongly encouraged to present their findings at a public program at the end of their tenure. The selectee must begin their residency by December 31, 2018.