Frequently Asked Questions - Library Resident Research Fellowships
This is a Library Resident Research Fellowship. You must maintain a regular presence in our Library during regular working hours (Monday through Friday) for the duration of your Fellowship; this is between four and twelve weeks depending upon the length of the Fellowship awarded to you. We define "regular presence" as four days per week.
You must obtain your own housing for the time of your Fellowship. The APS does not provide housing nor do we provide monetary or search assistance for obtaining housing. A "Fellows Manual" will be sent to all successful applicants, which contains some suggestions for locating housing and sometimes some last-minute leads.
Most American colleges and universities require doctoral candidates to successfully complete preliminary examinations prior to working on their dissertations. If you are a doctoral candidate at a foreign college or university and are working on your dissertation, you may apply for a Fellowship.
Yes. You must indicate this in your application. If you are awarded a Fellowship, you may not accept it until the APS receives word that you have successfully passed your preliminary examinations.
Yes. But if you are awarded a Library Fellowship you may not take it at the same time during which you are working on another APS grant or fellowship.
When you arrive at the Library for your Fellowship a check will be given to you for the full amount of your stipend, usually within the first couple of days of your residency.
Yes. But if you are awarded a Library Fellowship you may not take it at the same time during which you are working on another institution’s fellowship.
Your application will be read and evaluated by a committee usually composed of six professionals within and from outside the APS.
The length of the Fellowship term is deterimined by the review committee based upon your application and whether it believes there is sufficient materials in the APS Library to warrant the number of months requested. Most applicants are awarded a one-month Fellowship.
No. We do require that you complete an exit questionnaire after you have completed your Fellowship.