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The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship

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Application deadline is the first Monday in February by 5 p.m.

Eligibility for Awards

The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship was established in memory of Arthur Quinn (1942-1997), Professor of Rhetoric.  These fellowships support research by doctoral candidates (i.e., those who shall have been advanced to candidacy by the time the fellowship is taken up) in the history of California from any recognized institution of higher education in the United States or abroad, with a preference for students carrying out research in The Bancroft Library. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university.

Size of Awards

This fellowship is offered for short term research projects. Awards may be used to defray travel expenses, living expenses, or research costs.

How to Apply

Applicants should indicate the scope and purpose of their proposed projects and how collections at The Bancroft Library will support their research. All awards are made by The Bancroft Library Fellowship Committee. All applications and awards will be made within the framework of existing fellowship programs. The applicant will conduct the research project within one year of notification.

To apply for an Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship, please see the Fellowships and Awards page for application instructions.

Past Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship Recipients