2024-25 Research Fellowships – Clements Library

Posted: November 29, 2023

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan holds a rich array of primary sources on early American history and culture from the 15th century into the early 20th century, including books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints, newspapers, photographs, ephemera and more. We proudly offer fellowships to help scholars access our collections for research.

New This Year:

  • Ephemera Society of America Fellowship

This short-term fellowship offers $2,500 to support any project engaging with the study of pre-1900 ephemera as a primary source. Ephemera is loosely defined as vintage printed, written items, and photographs which were originally created for a specific purpose but were not expected to be retained or preserved. The ESA Fellow should plan to share their research by submitting a proposal for publication to “The Ephemera Journal” and for a presentation at the ESA Annual Conference.

  • Mary G. Stange Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

The Mary G. Stange Fellowship offers $1,500 to support research conducted by artists, performers, creative writers, playwrights, documentarians, journalists, filmmakers, or any creative working professionally. Projects designed for public engagement will be given preference over projects created for academic or educational purposes.

  • Clayton Lewis Fellowship in American Visual Culture

This week-long fellowship provides $1,500 for any researcher working on a topic supported by the library’s collection of visual and graphic materials. Creative projects welcome.

Applications are due by January 15, 2024 for consideration.