Fellowship Application Information

Applicant must submit one pdf package to include the following:

  • A cover sheet indicating your Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone and FAX, Organization / University, Research Title, Research Abstract. 
  • A 3-5 page proposal of the research planned. Specify both published and manuscript materials to be used from the Cornell University Library holdings.

A vita

  • A writing sample or previous publication
  • Three letters of recommendation sent separately by those referring you.

Deadline: March 3, 2014 and the Decisions will be made by April 4, 2014.

Electronic submission of one .pdf package of all materials, except reference letters, is preferred.

Send to the Human Ecology Dean's Office at clm37@cornell.edu

Phone (607) 255-2138; Fax (607) 255-3794


At the conclusion of the residency, the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. The fellow will return to campus, usually the following spring, to give a public lecture on the completed research project. Research projects should be intended for publication.  Preference will be given to scholars in more advanced stages of a research project, but younger scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be residents of New York State, but must be eligible to work in the United States.

There is no special application form and this notice provides all the essential information needed to apply.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult: 

Elaine Engst, University Archivist, Rare and Manuscript Collections, (607) 255-3530, ee11@cornell.edu,

Eileen Keating, University Records Manager, (607) 255-3530, eek2@cornell.edu