Fellowships at Beinecke Library and Yale Special Collections

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s fellowship program aims to facilitate research in Yale’s special collections by the broadest possible group of researchers, regardless of institutional association, race, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status. We welcome applications from scholars utilizing traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research as well as from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research in the collections.

The holdings of the Beinecke Library and Yale’s special collections are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library, and in Archives at Yale, a database of descriptions of archival collections also known as finding aids.

Please see below for information on fellowship application deadlines and requirements.

COVID Advisory Note

Please note that Yale Library locations are not open to non-Yale researchers as of Fall 2021. We are accepting fellowship applications from individuals locally, nationally, and internationally for the 2022-2023 fellowship period. We are hopeful that public health conditions and university health and safety guidelines will permit non-Yale researchers on campus during the 2022-2023 fellowship period. Forthcoming campus restrictions may differ for domestic and international visitors. Our ability to award fellowships to visiting researchers will be dependent on public health conditions and university guidelines.

Call for applications for 2022-2023