The JCB Fellowship Program

The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and independent researchers, the main criteria for awards being the merit and significance of the proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance the Library's holdings to the proposed research project.

A more detailed description of the JCB Long-Term (five to ten months) and Short-Term (two to four months) Fellowship Programs may be read here in English, French, and Spanish.

English ..>
    Long and Short-Term Fellowships
French ..>     Bourses de recherche pour chercheurs et étudiants de troisième cycle (gradués)
Spanish ..>     Becas de investigación de corta y larga duración

The Library also offers a number of more specialized or co-hosted fellowships; more information about each of these can be found in the menu to the left.

For general inquiries about the fellowship program, please email

The deadline for applications for JCB Fellowships for 2015-16 is December 1, 2014, except for the Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowships (ICFs)—that application is due on January 15, 2015.