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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 October.

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:

Schallek Fellowship
Medieval Academy
6 Beacon St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108.

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 studies.

2. The cogency of the writing and organization of the dissertation proposal.

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 successfully.

Click here to apply.
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