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The RSA–Huntington Fellowship

This fellowship provides a one-month residence for full-time research in the Huntington’s collections. Candidates are welcome to apply to the Huntington Library for a supplementary fellowship of up to five months under the Huntington’s own fellowship program. Applicants should consult the library’s website for details about the collections and the online catalog.

Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Length: 1 month.

Stipend: $3,000. (for a researcher traveling from within North America) or $4,000 (for a researcher traveling from outside of North America).

Discipline: All disciplines.

Career Level: Open to ABD doctoral candidates and scholars with a PhD. (Non-Doctoral, Junior Scholar, and Senior Scholar). Read more about RSA’s career level definitions.


  • Please note that all applicants must be members of the Renaissance Society of America at the time of application and during the award year.
  • Applicants may apply for up to two RSA Residential Fellowships per year. Indicate the residential fellowships for which you wish to apply, and explain in your application how the selected collections will facilitate your research. In the event you do not win a Residential Fellowship, your application will be automatically considered for any Non-Residential Fellowship for which you qualify. Full list of RSA fellowships.

Application components

  • Project description
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Collection description

General guidelines for residential fellowships

  1. The research proposal must be relevant to specific library collections and should indicate primary collection resources that are relevant to it.
  2. The fellowship must be used for full-time onsite research during the period of residency at the specific library, working on its collection.
  3. The residency must begin on or after 1 July of the year awarded and end on or before 30 June of the following year, and may not be subdivided into more than one continuous period of residency at the library.
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