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Visiting Fellowships

We will not be running a visiting fellowship competition for the Fall 2020-21 year.


Each year CHI offers up to six visiting fellowships to scholars from outside Penn State. Fellows pursue their own research and writing, while helping to create a vibrant intellectual community. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials along with a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year will have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.

Financial support for Fellows depends on current salary and rank. Junior Fellowships are usually offered for a two-year period. Junior Fellows teach one course per year, at the graduate or undergraduate level, in a department appropriate to their disciplinary training. Senior Fellowships are offered for one year and carry no teaching obligation. All Fellows receive modest research/travel funding. Salaries for all Fellows are approximately $50,000 (for 2018-19). Applications for Visiting Fellowships are usually announced in the Fall semester, with a deadline in January.