Applications Invited for 2019-2020 Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

The Lewis Walpole Library , a department of Yale University Library, funds four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, the Library administers two jointly funded residential fellowships: The LWL / ASECS Library Fellowship is awarded to an ASECS member in good standing for up to four weeks of research at the Lewis Walpole Library, and The LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship is awarded to support up to eight weeks of research in the collections of both libraries.

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for eighteenth-century studies and an essential resource for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include important holdings of eighteenth-century British prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, paintings, and decorative arts. It is located in Farmington, Connecticut, in several eighteenth-century buildings on a fourteen-acre campus.

Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply. The fellowship year runs from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, and all fellowships must be completed within the fellowship year.

All fellowship recipients are expected to be in residence at the Library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research substantially on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellowship recipients also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art.

Application materials must be submitted directly through the listing in the Yale Grants Database. Search for Visiting Fellowships Lewis Walpole. Please note you will need to login to access the application form. Decisions are based on a number of factors, including the merits of the project and fit with the collections.

Applications for 2019-2020 will be accepted beginning Monday, November 5, 2018, and the application deadline is Monday, January 7, 2019.

​More information about the Visiting Fellowship & Travel Grant Program

ASECS Annual Meeting Travel Funding For Non-Tenure Track Faculty

An announcement for those interested in or attending the ASECS 50th Annual Meeting:


Dear ASECS Member:

ASECS is proud to announce the establishment of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) Fund, an endowment that will provide travel assistance to non-tenure track faculty presenting their research at the Annual Meeting. At the 50th Annual Meeting in Denver, 21-23 March 2019, up to four inaugural NTTF grants of $500 each will be awarded, along with waiver of registration fees.

In order to be eligible for the NTTF Award, the applicant must be a current member of ASECS who teaches part-time or who teaches full time but not in a tenure-track line. Those paying Graduate Student or Emeriti/ae Faculty Membership Rates are not eligible. In order to apply for the NTTF award, send the name of the Annual Meeting panel(s) on which you will be speaking and your abstract(s) to the Business Office (asecsoffice@gmail.com) by 1 November 2018. 

Please include “NTTF Fund Application” in the subject line of your email.

If you have any questions, please contact the ASECS Business Office.

Aimee M. Levesque, MA, MLS

ASECS Project and Office Manager

SUNY Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Ketchum Hall 213
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-3405

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ASECS 50th annual meeting: postgraduate funding

This may interest postgraduate members.

Dear ASECS Member:

We are writing to encourage graduate students and graduate student mentors to apply for support to attend the 50th annual meeting of ASECS in March 2019.

The Traveling Jam Pot provides a waiver of the registration fee for the ASECS Annual Meeting and an award of $300 toward the cost of attending. Applicants should send the following information in .pdf format to the Business Office (asecsoffice@gmail.com) with the subject line “ASECS Travelling Jam Pot Application,” no later than 1 November 2018:

1) statement of need;2) description of other sources of funding sought;

3) budget;

4) letter of endorsement from a faculty member;

5) number of professional conferences attended in the past year; and

6) anticipated graduation date.

The Traveling Jam Pot is supported by annual contributions from ASECS members, which are matched by ASECS; the size of the Jam Pot determines the number of awards available each year. In order to be eligible for  the Traveling Jam Pot, applicants must be ABD or within one year of receipt of the doctoral degree, and must be current members of ASECS. Runners-up for Jam Pot awards will be considered for a Sponsored 2019-2020 ASECS Membership; no separate application is required. The Sponsor a Student program is supported the generous donations of ASECS members.

Aimee M. Levesque, MA, MLS

ASECS Project and Office Manager

SUNY Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Ketchum Hall 213
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-3405

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