Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature
Swann Foundation Fellowships
The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship
annually (with a stipend of up to $5,000) to
assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly
research and writing projects in the field of
caricature and cartoon [view
list of fellowships awarded 1999-]. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications.
To be eligible, one must be a candidate
for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an accredited graduate program in a university in the United States, Canada
or Mexico and working toward
the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or be engaged
in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D.
Although research must focus on caricature and cartoon, there
is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered. Since the
Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is
no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being
done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. Individuals
who are not U.S. residents but who otherwise meet the above academic qualifications
may also apply and be considered for a fellowship, contingent upon the
applicant's visa eligibility.
In the interest of increasing awareness and extending documentation of
Library of Congress collections, fellows are required to make use of the
Library's extensive collections, be in residence for at least two weeks during the
award period, and deliver a public lecture on his/her work-in-progress at
that time. Each recipient must also provide a copy of their dissertation,
thesis, or postgraduate publication, upon its completion, for the Swann
Foundation Fund files.
Completed applications are due February 15, 2021, and notification will occur in Spring 2021. The fellowship will begin in September 2021.
Send applications to:
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4730
Attn: Helena Zinkham
Swann Foundation Fund Administrator
Questions should be addressed to:
phone: (202) 707-9115
email: [email protected]
Preferred method e-mail as pdf and/or Word documents: [email protected]
Last revised: July 2020.