Newberry Library Lester J. Cappon Fellowship in Documentary Editing

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The Lester J. Cappon Fellowship

The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018-19 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

The Lester J. Cappon Fellowship is a short-term opportunity for researchers working on historical editing projects in preparation of a scholarly edition. Only postdoctoral scholars are eligible. The project must be based on sources held in the Newberry’s collection. Applicants within the Chicago metropolitan area are eligible. Up to two months of support are available.

For more information, including a comprehensive list of long- and short-term fellowships opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application guidelines, please visit our website at

Short-Term Deadline: December 15, 2017

Office of Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60610
312-255-3666 |

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