The Linda Hall Library Foundation receives generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund advanced research over the next three years

The Linda Hall Library Foundation is pleased to share it has received a $156,225 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand its fellowship program.

These funds, issued by the NEH’s Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) program, will allow the Linda Hall Library to offer a new, nine-month fellowship to a postdoctoral scholar over each of the next three years. The grant will cover the entirety of the fellows’ stipends ($45,000/year) and all associated administrative costs. The FPIRI program supports fellowships for advanced humanities scholarship at independent libraries, museums, and centers for advanced study.

“This award confirms how much the Library’s fellowship program has grown over the past decade and the ongoing relevance of its collections to historians, philosophers, sociologists, and other humanities researchers exploring the relationship between science, technology, and society.” - Lisa Browar, President, Linda Hall Library

Since 2011, the Linda Hall Library has offered fellowships to over one hundred doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars from nineteen countries. Recently, the Library has distinguished itself by providing virtual fellowships to scholars who would otherwise be unable to travel to Kansas City. Virtual fellows conduct research from offsite using resources in the Library’s digital collections. The Library’s 2022-23 fellowship cohort, which includes residential and virtual fellows, will be announced later this spring.

About the Linda Hall Library
Since 1946, the Linda Hall Library has been amassing collections that have powered investigation, innovation, exploration, and inspiration. Today, the Library is a leading independent research library, collects in 82 languages, and is widely known for the breadth and depth of its collections, its role as an international destination for scholarship and research, its support of teachers of the STEM curricula, and the vast resources it provides to learners of all ages who wish to embark on journeys of scientific exploration and discovery.

About the Linda Hall Library Foundation
The Linda Hall Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity organized as a Missouri non-profit corporation.