Schallek Fellowship Instructions
The Schallek Fellowship is funded by a gift to the Richard III
Society-American Branch, from William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek.
The fellowship supports an advanced graduate student who is writing
a Ph.D. dissertation in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval
Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The $30,000 fellowship helps defray research
and living expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of
study. The fellowship recipient must devote full time to the dissertation
project and may not hold any job or teaching position or work
on another project during the term of the fellowship.
Applicants must be graduate students whose dissertation proposals
have been approved by their dissertation committees. They must
be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 September of the year
in which they apply. In accordance with the terms of the gift
to the Richard III Society, applicants must be citizens or permanent
residents of the United States or Canada.
Applications must be received by 15
Completed applications must include the following:
A PDF file that combines your dissertation proposal and a two-page summary of your plans including:
1) the part of your dissertation research/writing you expect to accomplish under the fellowship;
2) where and when you will travel--if necessary--during the tenure of the fellowship; and
3) why you need the Schallek fellowship to complete the dissertation successfully.
Please ensure the two letters of recommendation reach the Medieval Academy by 15 October.
Recommendation letters should be mailed to:
17 Dunster St., Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02138.
Late applications or applications that do not follow these instructions cannot be considered.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
1. The originality of the dissertation project, the clarity of
its methodology, and its likelihood to contribute to medieval
2. The cogency of the writing and organization of the dissertation
3. The letters of recommendation from the dissertation director
and graduate professor regarding the excellence of the project
and the applicant's preparation to complete the project.
4. The applicant's need for the fellowship to complete the dissertation
Click here to apply.