Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Bibliographical Society of America 2007 Fellowship Program Announcement

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites applications for its annual short-term fellowship program, which supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Enumerative listings do not fall within the scope of this program.

Among the BSA Fellowships offered each year are a number of named awards funded through generous contributions from members of the bibliographical community:

* The Folter Fellowship in the History of Bibliography
* The Katharine Pantzer Fellowship in the British Book
Trades ($2,000);
* The McCorison Fellowship for the History and Bibliography
of Printing in Canada and the United States: the Gift of
Donald Oresman ($2,000);
* The Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography and the
History of the Book in the Americas ($2,000).

Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship to be eligible, although if their research falls within the scope of a particular award they may wish to shape their project description accordingly.

BSA Fellowships may be held for one or two months. The program is open to applicants of any nationality, with or without current academic affiliation. Fellows will be paid a stipend of up to $2,000 per month (for up to two months) in support of travel, living, and research expenses.

Applications for this program, including three letters of reference, must be received on or before 1 December 2006. No applications will be accepted after that date. Completed application packages may be submitted via e-mail attachment using the word-processing form (preferred) , or via post using the PDF print-out form . Specific application instructions may be found on the forms themselves. Prospective applicants unable to download submission forms may contact the executive secretary for application material as well as additional information about the program: BSA Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 1537, Lenox Hill Station, New York, NY 10021, e-mail bsa(at) Any questions about the submission procedure may be directed to David Gants, Chair of the Fellowship Committee, dgants(at)


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