Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships

The Bibliographical Society of America is currently announcing a number of fellowship programmes. Each of the fellowships has own eligibility requirements as stated below. Those fellowships are varies in amount. The deadline is 1 December every year.

Fellowship Description
BSA-Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Hispanic Bibliography ($3,000)

  • The fellowship supports the bibliographical study of printed and manuscript items 1) in the Spanish language produced during any period and in any country; or 2) in any language provided they were produced in Spain, or in its overseas dominions during the time of Spanish sovereignty; or 3) the bibliographical study of book and manuscript collections in Spain, or in its overseas dominions during the time of Spanish sovereignty; or 4) the bibliographical study of Spanish-language book and manuscript collections during any period and in any country.

BSA-Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Culinary Bibliography ($3,000)

  • The fellowship supports the bibliographical study of printed and manuscript cookbooks (once commonly known as receipt books); medical recipe books that also contain culinary recipes; other types of books, manuscript, and printed material that include a substantial body of culinary recipes; treatises on and studies of gastronomy; or memoirs, diary accounts, or descriptions of food and cooking. Projects may cover any period or country.

BSA-Harry Ransom Center Pforzheimer Fellowship in Bibliography (two awards at $3,000 each)

  • The fellowship supports the bibliographical study of early modern books and manuscripts, 1455-1700, held in the Ransom Center’s Pforzheimer Library and in related collections of early printed books and manuscripts, including the Pforzheimer Gutenberg Bible.

Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades ($6,000)

  • The fellowship supports research in topics relating to book production and distribution in Britain during the hand-press period as well as studies of authorship, reading and collecting based on the examination of British books published in that period, with a special emphasis on descriptive bibliography.

BSA-ASECS Fellowship for Bibliographical Studies in the Eighteenth Century ($3,000).

  • Recipients must be a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the time of the award.

Charles J. Tanenbaum Fellowship in Cartographical Bibliography ($3000)

  • The fellowship supports projects dealing with all aspects of the history, presentation, printing, design, distribution and reception of cartographical documents from Renaissance times to the present, with a special emphasis on eighteenth-century cartography. Funded by the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.

BSA-Mercantile Library Fellowship in North American Bibliography ($3,000)

  • The fellowship supports scholarship in North American bibliography, including studies in the North American book trade, production and distribution of North American books, North American book illustration and design, North American collecting and connoisseurship and North American bibliographical history in general.

Katharine Pantzer Fellowship in the British Book Trades ($3,000)

  • The fellowship supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and publishing history in Britain.

McCorison Fellowship for the History and Bibliography of Printing in Canada and the United States ($3,000).

  • The fellowship is funded by a gift of Donald Oresman.

Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas ($3,000).

  • The fellowship may be awarded to any scholar, whether academic or independent, whose project explores the history of print culture in the Western Hemisphere.

BSA Short-term Fellowships ($3,000).

  • The Society also offers a number of unnamed, short-term fellowships supporting bibliographical research as described above.

Award Value
The amount of the fellowships is varies ranging from $3,000 to $6,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in bibliographical related field.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Please see the description of each fellowship above.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
To apply, candidates are required to provide the documents as follow:
Application Guidelines:

  • The completed application form
  • Project proposal of no more than 1000 words
  • Applicant curriculum vitae
  • Two signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead submitted independently by referees. Letters submitted electronically as a signed PDF via e-mail are preferable, although postal submissions will be accepted. We ask that recommenders use the subject line Recommendation for [Applicant Name], that is, Recommendation for Chris Smith.

Submission Deadline
1 December on annual basis.

Website and Application Link