Deadline for application: Wednesday, October 11.
Amherst College students are invited to apply for a research fellowship with the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. The Lane Fellowship runs during the 2023-24 academic year, and provides up to five fellows with financial and research support while using historical and rare source materials for arts projects.
Following a cohort-support model, Fellows work with library staff and one another in the process of growing creative research skills and critically engaging with archival structures and processes. Students are encouraged to follow their curiosity, and identify manuscript material or items in our collections to use as inspiration or to draw from directly in produced works.
Projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Artists’ books
- Costume or set designs
- Creative writing, including plays or screenplays
- Theater and dance
- Drawings, paintings, installations, sculptures
- Digital art projects
- Film or videos
Examples of past projects:
Proposals should include:
1. Short summary of the project, including some materials from our collections you may use
2. Name of a faculty reference (preferably someone who is advising the project)
3. Expected date of project completion
4. Optional: images, video, or other work samples in addition to the written summary
Applicants must be currently enrolled Amherst College students; Amherst alumni and students from other members of the Five College Consortium are not eligible. Awards will be made based on the feasibility and strength of the proposed projects, and priority will go to theses or other projects with faculty or departmental support. The program begins in the fall semester and continues through the spring, with all Fellows participating fully, regardless of the completion date of their project.
Send proposals to Mike Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections, email@example.com.
Send questions about the program, the application process, or about how special collections and archival research might be part of your project to Sara Smith, Arts & Humanities Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.