Grants are meant to help graduate students research at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library houses extensive resources for the study of medieval, early modern, and eastern Christian manuscripts and archives. Almost 100,000 manuscripts are available on microfilm and in digital format. HMML has microfilmed extensively in Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Ethiopia, and is currently digitizing manuscripts in Lebanon, India, Syria and elsewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who have yet to establish themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
Applicants are asked to provide:
a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
an updated curriculum vitae
a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant's work
Stipends are award semi-annually. This award is for the spring of 2015 with residence between January and June. Amounts are variable up to $2,000. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again. Please send all materials as email attachments to: email@example.com, with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.
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and the Public Sphere
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