Funding

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Researchers who wish to visit the Medieval Institute may apply for several types of funding assistance. Annually, the MI offers a Mellon Fellowship in medieval studies that allows a junior faculty member to spend a year at Notre Dame working on his or her own research and a NEW Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship. Those who wish to consult the Institute’s Ambrosiana microfilm or photographic collection may apply for funds that permit several days of focused research. And together with the SIEPM, the Institute offers a semester-long fellowship in medieval philosophy. Two fellowships funded by a bequest from Abbot Astrik L. Gabriel, former director of the Medieval Institute, are available for scholars working on the history of medieval education.  

 

A. W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies

The Medieval Institute offers a fellowship for a junior faculty scholar in Medieval Studies, made possible through the generous response of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to a challenge grant awarded to Notre Dame by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a United States university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame's famed Medieval Institute during the academic year

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but holders are expected to participate in the multidisciplinary intellectual life of the Institute and to reside in South Bend. The Fellow will be provided with a private carrel in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of their residency the Fellow’s work will be at the center of a half-day conference. Three senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited to campus for a half-day public seminar treating the subject matter of the Fellow’s research. The senior scholars will also read and discuss a draft version of the Fellow’s work in an extended private session, a one-to-one conversation following a close reading of the draft, with a view to improving the manuscript before its submission to a press.

A list of past Mellon Fellows and their project titles is available in the People section of our web site.

Eligibility: Mellon scholars must hold a tenure-track appointment at a U.S. institution, obviously with a completed Ph.D., and should not be more than six years beyond receiving their Ph.D. at the time of the application.

Stipend: $40,000 (paid directly to the Fellow’s home institution)

Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-18:  February 1, 2017

Application procedure: Applicants should submit as one PDF a letter of application, project proposal of no more than 2500 words, completed informational sheet, and current c.v. to Dr. Megan J. Hall at mhall9@nd.edu, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same, by February 1, 2017. 

Address questions to the Director of the Medieval Institute, Prof. Thomas Burman, at tburman@nd.edu or 574-631-6604.

 

Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.

Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.

Salary: $36,000 plus benefits

Start date: August 16. 2017

Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-18:  April 30, 2017

Application procedure: Applicants should submit as one PDF a completed informational sheet, letter of application, project proposal of no more than 2500 words, and current c.v. to Dr. Megan J. Hall at mhall9@nd.edu, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same, by the application deadline.

Address questions about the fellowship to the Director of the Medieval Institute, Prof. Thomas Burman, at tburman@nd.edu or 574-631-6604.

 

Stipends for Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection Research

The Medieval Institute makes stipends in the amount of $750 each available to scholars who wish to visit Notre Dame and consult its extensive collection of microfilms and other materials that reproduce the holdings of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. All grants are made at the discretion of the director of the Medieval Institute and awarded on the basis of the research project description and how consultation of the Ambrosiana Archive will advance the work of the applicant. Stipends may be used to help defray the cost of travel, accommodations, microfilm reproduction, photoduplication, or other expenses associated with research at the Institute. Advanced graduate students as well as postdoctoral and established scholars are eligible.

Application procedure: Researchers should send a current c.v., along with a letter of application explaining both the nature of their research project and how use of the Ambrosiana Collection will advance their work, to Dr. Julia Schneider, Medieval Studies Librarian, at jschneid@nd.edu

 

SIEPM Fellowship in Medieval Philosophy

In co-operation, the Société Internationale pour L’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (SIEPM) and the Medieval Institute announce a yearly competition for a stipend to conduct research at the Medieval Institute for a period of no less than one month and up to four months during either the Fall term (late August to December) or the Spring term (mid-January to May). The competition is open to young scholars, age 35 or under, who are members of the SIEPM and who have completed their doctorate or are in the final stages of research for their doctoral dissertations. The Société will provide the winning candidate with up to 700 euros; the Medieval Institute will provide $1,750 per month (for living expenses, etc.) during the period of the scholar’s visit to Notre Dame.

Applications must include (1) a description of the proposed research (1-2 pages): applicants should indicate the dates they intend to visit Notre Dame, and should show how their research will benefit from use of the resources of the Medieval Institute; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) letters of recommendation by two members of the SIEPM. The deadline for 2016-17 applications was March 15, 2016; the applications will be evaluated by a committee of faculty at the Medieval Institute and officers of the Société.

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are closed. We are not currently accepting applications for a 2017-18 fellowship. 

All application materials should be sent simultaneously to both:

Prof. Kent Emery, Jr.
Medieval Institute
715 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 USA
(e-mail: bpm@nd.edu)

and to

Prof. Dr. Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen
Philosophisches Seminar Universität Freiburg
Werthmannplatz 3
D-79085 Freiburg i.Br., Germany
(e-mail: siepm@uni-freiburg.de).

Articles by the candidate based on research conducted at the Medieval Institute will be considered favorably for publication in the Bulletin de philosophie médiévale.

 

Astrik L. Gabriel Fellowships in the History of Medieval Education

The Astrik L. Gabriel Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Medieval Education, created in honor of the scholarly interests of the late Abbot Gabriel, O.Praem., director of the Medieval Institute from 1952 to 1975, support research on the history of medieval education (i.e., grammar schools, abbey and cathedral schools, studia of the religious orders, colleges, and universities) and projects that will make appropriate use of the Astrik L. Gabriel History of Universities Collection and the Gabriel Collection of Early Printed Books

There are two categories of award: the Doctoral Fellowship for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program and the Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars holding a Ph.D. degree. Depending on the pool of applicants, the committee will make one award in either category; if the pool is exceptionally strong, the committee may make an award in both categories.

Address questions to the Director of the Medieval Institute, Prof. Thomas Burman, at tburman@nd.edu or 574-631-6604.

Doctoral Fellowship

The Gabriel Doctoral Fellowship is for a period of one semester and carries a stipend of $10,000. All doctoral students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program are eligible to apply; applications must include a current c.v., research proposal, two letters of recommendation from professors, and a letter from a Chair or Director of Graduate Studies indicating that the applicant is a student in good standing. Send the c.v. and proposal as one PDF to Dr. Megan J. Hall at mhall9@nd.edu, and arrange for the letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same by the deadline. 

Application deadline: every October 15, for awards given the following calendar year

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Gabriel Postdoctoral Fellowship is for a period of one semester and carries a stipend of $20,000. All scholars holding a Ph.D. degree are eligible to apply; applications must include a current c.v., research proposal, and two letters of recommendation. Send the c.v. and proposal as one PDF to to Dr. Megan J. Hall at mhall9@nd.edu, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same by the deadline. 

Application deadline: every October 15, for awards given the following calendar year