Fellowships are awarded to scholars to support dedicated research, either remotely or in residence, in the JCB’s collections. Fellowship awards include a stipend, which varies for short and long-term fellowships. Our fellows will need to pay significant attention to the administrative processes associated with visa sponsorship, health insurance, banking and other details (for international scholars in residence), and establishing a payment process (for all fellows, domestic and international, remote and residential).
The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and independent researchers, the main criteria for awards being the merit and significance of the proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the Library's holdings to the proposed research project. Dollar amounts will vary, depending on which fellowship you apply for and for how many months.