THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY fellowship program was created to give scholars from this country and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded each year for periods of two to ten months. The fellowship competition is open to any qualified researcher, the main criteria for appointment being the merit and significance of the candidate’s proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the project to the holdings of the Library. The fellowship selection committees look closely at the potential shown by the candidate for creative utilization of the Library’s resources.
The Library’s close association with Brown University, its location near other major research collections, and its links with scholars and institutions in this country and abroad, offer a network of resources invaluable for JCB fellows.