Fellowships

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies awards National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowships to scholars who can make use of the rich and varied resources available at SLU, including the Vatican Film Library and the manuscript, rare book, and general collections of Pius XII Library.

Fellowships are usually awarded for one, two, or three five-week periods, although modifications are possible.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Eligibility

Applicants must possess an earned doctorate or be a Ph.D.-candidate at the dissertation stage. Topics proposed for research may include any medieval or early modern subject in areas such as history, philosophy, theology, science, literature, paleography, codicology, illumination, text editing, scriptural and patristic studies, Roman and canon law, etc.

Scholars affiliated with Saint Louis University or who reside within commuting distance of the campus are not eligible.

Terms of Appointment

If awarded a fellowship, you will receive the following:

  • Stipend of $1,750 per five-week period.
  • Reimbursement of all travel expenses to and from St. Louis.
  • A fully furnished two-bedroom apartment, including utilities.

Since fellows are expected to devote themselves to their research, the only requirement of the fellowship is one public lecture on the topic of that research. Fellows are not permitted to teach courses during the tenure of their fellowship nor are they permitted to hold the NEH Research Fellowship and a Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship concurrently. Fellows are welcome to attend conferences or deliver lectures at other institutions during the tenure of their fellowship.

Apply


To apply, submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter briefly describing the proposed project and the intended dates of research.
  • Description of the project not to exceed five double-spaced pages.
  • Description of manuscripts, documents, books or other resources available at SLU that would be useful for the proposed research.
  • Current curriculum vitae.

There is no formal deadline, but review of applications begins on April 1. Applications will be accepted until all time periods are filled.

Applications should be sent to:

Teresa Harvey, Administrative Assistant
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Current and Past NEH Research Fellows

NEH Fellows in Residence 2016-2017

  • Amanda J. Gerber, Eastern New Mexico State University (English)
  • Jill Raitt, University of MIssouri (Religious Studies)
  • Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler, Texas State University (English)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2015-2016

  • Brian Matz, Carroll College (Theology)
  • Isabel Oleas Mogollon, University of Delaware (Art History)
  • Nancy Van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University (Musicology)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2014-2015

  • Alice Chapman, Grand Valley State University (History)
  • Christopher Gillett, Brown University (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2013-2014

  • Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh (Islamic Studies)
  • Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh (Art History)
  • Robert Mitchell, University of Manchester (Literature)
  • Kriston Rennie, University of Queensland, Australia (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2012-2013

  • José M. Cerda, Gabriela Mistral University, Chile (Medieval Studies)
  • Geoffrey D. Dunn, Australian Catholic University (Early Christian Studies)
  • Timo Kirschberger, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2011-2012

  • Theodor William Dunkelgrün, University of Chicago (Social Thought)
  • Svetlana Kujumdzieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Music)
  • Marco Toste, University of Fribourg (Philosophy)
  • Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University (Music)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2010-2011

  • Brenda M. Bolton, University of London (History)
  • Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh (Islamic Studies)
  • Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh (Art History)
  • Joël Lonfat, University of Geneva (Philosophy)
  • Martina Saltamacchia, Rutgers University (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2009-2010

  • Tobias Daniels, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (History)
  • Peter Loewen, Rice University (Music)
  • John H. Pryor, University of Sydney (History)
  • Joëlle Rollo-Koster, University of Rhode Island (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2008-2009

  • Damien Kempf, University of Bristol (History)
  • Roman Krivko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Languages)
  • Andrew La Zella, DePaul University (Philosophy)
  • Pamela O. Long, Independent Scholar (History)
  • Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University (Music)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2007-2008

  • John H. Edwards, Oxford University (History)
  • Falina V. Vdovina, Saint Thomas Institute, Moscow (Philosophy) 
  • Michael Eisenberg, CUNY Graduate Center (Music)
  • Daniel Heider, University of South Bohemia (Theology)
  • Thomas F. Mayer, Augustana College (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2006-2007

  • Anna Grotans, The Ohio State University (Medieval German Literature)
  • Patrizia Carmassi, Universität Kassel, Germany (Manuscript Studies) 
  • Tess Tavormina, Michigan State University (English)
  • Pawel Kras, Catholic University of Lublin (History)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2005-2006

  • Frank T. Coulson, The Ohio State University (Greek and Latin)
  • Silvia Donghi,Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (Latin Paleography)
  • Svetlanka Emilova Kujumdzieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Musicology and Liturgy) 
  • Gregorio Rodriguez Herrera, Universidad de Las Palmas, Spain (Philology)
  • Geoffrey D. Dunn, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane (Early Christian Studies)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2004-2005

  • Renzo Baldasso, Columbia University (Art History) 
  • Kevanne Kirkwood, University of Delaware (Art History) 
  • Jose Carlos Miralles Maldonado, University of Murcia, Spain (Classics) 
  • Galina Vladimirovna Vdovina, College of St. Thomas, Moscow (Philosophy)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2003-2004

  • Giga Zedania, Ph.D. Candidate, Ruhr Universität-Bochum (Philosophy) 
  • Oleg F. Kudriavtsev, Russian Academy of Sciences (History)
  • Patrizia Carmassi, Universität Kassel, Germany (Manuscript Studies)
  • James Borders, The University of Michigan (Musicology)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2002-2003

  • Christopher H. MacEvitt, Princeton University (History)  
  • Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University (Musicology)  
  • Donald F. Jackson,University of Iowa (History)  
  • Lorenzo Di Tommaso, Yale University (Religious Studies) 
  • Jane Chance, Rice University (English) 
  • Frank T. Coulson, The Ohio State University (Greek & Latin)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2001-2002

  • Thomas Dewender, Ruhr-Universtät Bochum (Philosophy) 
  • Dmitry Shmonin, St. Petersburg State MITU (Philosophy)

NEH Fellows in Residence 2000-2001

  • Marcello Simonetta, Wesleyan University (Italian Literature) 
  • Theo Kobusch, Ruhr Universität-Bochum (Philosophy)
  • Stanislav Juznic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (History and Physics) 
  • Iskra Gencheva, New Bulgarian University, Sophia, Bulgaria (History)
  • Fabio Forner, Universitâ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Humanistic Literature)

NEH Fellows in Residence 1998-1999

  • Andrei V. Pilgoun, Moscow State Conservatory (Art History) 
  • Michael A. Bitterman,Northwestern University (Art History)