Already applied for the NSF and the EPA Star? Interested in applying for some other fellowships, maybe ones that no one else in your school has heard of before? In this eighth installment of an occasional series I’ll share some of the more unique fellowships to come across my desk.
The Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies is the most unusual thing that I’ve seen recently. Offered by the Library of Congress’ Kluge Center, the fellowship program is intended for scholars interested in conducting advanced post-doctoral research on the Lomax collection. From the Library of Congress:
The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling and other expressive genres that arise from cultural groups in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.
The fellowship offers a monthly $4,200 stipend for up to (but no more than) eight months. Applications are due by February 28th. See the Library of Congress’ website for more information.