Gardner Fellowship Proposals

The Brown University Library is now accepting proposals for the Gardner Fellowship, aimed at fostering in-depth and creative research using rare East Asian materials. This initiative aims to:
1. Integrate selected materials into contemporary scholarship
2. Enhance our understanding of these rare objects
We invite student fellows to explore our collections and create original scholarship by going beyond traditional linguistic and subject boundaries. Their involvement will encompass material discovery, project design, and presentation of findings. Throughout the process, the fellows will hold regular discussions with advisors both within and outside of the library for guidance.
Research outcomes can take different forms, including written essays, oral narratives, digital projects, or visual presentations. The format is only constrained by the student's creativity.

Open to two matriculated students (undergraduate or graduate) at Brown University.
Collaborative projects are welcome.
Proposals will be evaluated for their strength and creativity, as well as their research methodology and projected outcome. At the conclusion of the fellowship, a team of advisors will evaluate the products for possible inclusion in the Brown Digital Repository, where they will be openly accessible.
Each fellowship offers $2,500, awarded at the start of the project.
Application Requirements:
 A cover letter
 One recommendation letter
 Submit a proposal of 500 words, identifying materials for research from special
o State the reason for material choice and its potential research significance.
o Name at least two experts you might consult
o Outline the project methodology and its feasibility
o Provide a project timeline

Submit applications to: [email protected] by October 23, 2023. Project completion date is
April 12, 2024.