Linda Hall Library Fellowships
The Linda Hall Library’s fellowship program provides scholars of exceptional promise with financial support to explore its science, engineering, and technology collections. Scholars receive access to the scarcely held primary sources and secondary literature they need to pursue projects that bridge the divide between the STEM disciplines and the humanities. They also become part of an exciting intellectual community where visiting researchers can discuss their ideas with members of the Library staff, scholars from nearby cultural and learning institutions, and one another at seminars, coffee breaks, and other social events.
Linda Hall Library fellowships are open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. Since 2011, the Library has supported more than ninety fellows from around the world, including historians of science, science and technology studies (STS) researchers, art historians, literature scholars, and historians of the book. You can read more about their projects here.
The Linda Hall Library currently offers three different types of fellowships. In each case, fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers and scholars with other terminal degrees (e.g. MFA).
- Residential fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars who travel to Kansas City to access the Linda Hall Library’s collections.
- Virtual fellowships last between one and four months and support scholars working off-site using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Virtual fellows receive personalized research assistance from reference staff and may request complimentary scans of Library resources in accordance with our in-house digitization policies.
- The History of Science and Medicine (HSM) Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This residential fellowship supports a doctoral student whose research examines the intersecting histories of science and medicine. The HSM fellow will spend one month in Kansas City conducting research in both libraries’ collections.
Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship application cycle will open in October 2022. All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be received by January 20, 2023. If you are intersted in learning more about the Library's fellowship offerings, click here to sign up for our mailing list.