Collaborative Fellowships and Joint Professorships
The Huntington offers:
- Two joint professorships: one with Caltech; and one with Occidental College;
- Collaborative Short-term Fellowships with the Shakespeare Association of America; with the North American Conference on British Studies; with the Renaissance Society of America; with the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association; with the Western History Association; with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
- Short-term Fellowship under the Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Short-term Fellowship
This fellowship is for postdoctoral scholars or PhD candidates who are affiliated with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies who wish to use The Huntington's collections to study the history, literature and culture of the period 1450-1700. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Apply directly to ACMRS
ASECS Huntington Library Short-term Fellowship
This fellowship is for postdoctoral scholars or PhD candidates who reside outside the Los Angeles metro area and wish to use The Huntington’s collections to study the period 1660–1815. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be members of the ASECS at the time of the award. Apply directly to ASECS
Florida Atlantic University-Huntington Fellowship
Three advanced graduate students will receive two-month fellowships. The group will spend the month of October 2023 in residence using Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection in Boca Raton, Florida, and each individual will take a second month at The Huntington Library at a time of their choosing between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $2,500 from FAU and $3,500 from The Huntington in support of their residencies at the two institutions. More information and application instructions
The Eleanor Searle Visiting Professorship in History at Caltech and The Huntington
The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with the Research Division of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington), invites applications for the annual Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History. The appointment runs from a minimum of six months up to a full academic year (September 2023–June 2024) and includes a half-time teaching position (two ten-week undergraduate courses) at Caltech, as well as a half-time research position at The Huntington. The position is open to applicants from all fields of history. Interested candidates should have demonstrated superb teaching and research skills. All applicants must currently hold a Ph.D. and a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment at another university.
Please apply by sending a statement detailing the research you would carry out while visiting The Huntington and Caltech, a current curriculum vitae, a recent sample of writing, copies of teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Chair, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 101-40, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.
Applications are currently not accepted. Plans for 2023 competition are in flux—please check back soon.
The Ray Allen Billington Chair in American History at Occidental College and The Huntington is offered every other year to a distinguished historian of the Americas who wishes to conduct research in the Huntington's collections and to undertake a moderate teaching commitment in the History Department at Occidental College. For further details, contact Katherine Izumi, department services coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association/ Huntington Library Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month Fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. All members of the RMMLA, especially graduate students and junior faculty, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Apply directly to RMMLA
The North American Conference on British Studies/Huntington Library Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month Fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be an advanced graduate student at the time of application. Apply directly to the NACBS
The Renaissance Society of America/Huntington Library Fellowship
Two fellowships tenable at The Huntington will be awarded, one in the field of renaissance studies, and one in renaissance art history. Each award carries a stipend of $3,500 (or $4,000 for those traveling from outside North America). Holders of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) or doctoral students at the dissertation stage are eligible to apply. Apply for Renaissance Studies Fellowship or Renaissance Art History Fellowship.
The Shakespeare Association of America will award a one-month fellowship to be held at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must be SAA members in good standing. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply to SAA, visit Shakespeare Association of America.
The Western History Association/Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship
The Fellow will be awarded a one-month fellowship to be taken at The Huntington. The award carries a stipend of $3,500. Holders of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) or doctoral students at the dissertation stage are eligible to apply. Apply directly to the WHA
Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme: Short Term Fellowship
The Huntington is participating in the Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme for doctoral and post-doctoral students. AHRC IPS Fellows have an exceptional status at The Huntington because they are generally graduate students in the early stages of their research careers; and because their terms of appointment (3-6 months) mean they enjoy a more sustained period of residence to work on the collections (most of The Huntington's short-term awards are less than three months). As the relationship between The Huntington and the AHRC matures and prospective applicants for AHRC doctoral funding become increasingly aware of opportunities at The Huntington, we hope to see applications from students who had originally applied to the AHRC for doctoral funding with the intention of coming to The Huntington for part of their research.
At the point of application, you must be either:
- within eight years of the award of your Ph.D. or equivalent professional training
- within six years of your first academic appointment
You must have a contract with a UK research organization (RO) at the time of application that extends beyond the end date of the IPS fellowship.
Previous AHRC funding is an advantage (including Ph.D. funding) but not necessary. Where previous AHRC funding has been held, ECRs must include their previous grant reference in the application form.
The project will be assessed on how well it demonstrates relevance to the applicant’s Ph.D. and area of current research. Therefore, the proposed research activities and outputs for the project should complement or feed into the applicant’s current research whilst also linking to their Ph.D.
Doctoral level research assistants employed on projects that extend beyond the end date of the fellowship must have previously held AHRC funding (including Ph.D. funding).