The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents. The Athenæum expects all fellows to share a bibliography of items studied here.
Applicants should use this online form to be considered for the Athenæum's fellowships due April 15, listed below. Please note the different deadlines and application instructions for the last two.
Applications for the five fellowships listed below are due April 15
- Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship
- Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
- American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship
- Mudge Teacher Fellowship