Research Fellowships

Discovery Fellowships
in Special Collections

Application Deadline: 11/29/2021 for Spring 2022

Initiated through the generosity of Joseph and Rebecca White, Discovery Fellowships will provide students them with the assistance and mentoring necessary to bring new life to the collections through their research or creative projects. Over the course of a semester, Discovery Fellows will work with the curators of Special & Area Studies collections to identify and explore materials in the collections at UF. Fellows will will have the opportunity to share their project with the university community through presentation, exhibition, or other means, and their work will be featured on the Storied Books project page. They will receive a $500 stipend at the completion of their fellowship.

Full time undergraduate students, regardless of experience or major, are eligible to become Discovery Fellows, and special consideration will be given to applicants in the early years of their study.

Prospective fellows will be asked to submit:

  1. A short statement ( 500 words or less) describing a topic or question they’re interested in exploring through the collections and why that topic is meaningful to them. Ideas of specific collection materials or areas of interest are helpful, but not required.
  2. A resume or CV.

Applications should be emailed to Neil Weijer, Curator of Rare Books by midnight on Monday, November 29th, 2021.

Applicants are encouraged to speak with the curator about their interests and ideas prior to submitting their application. More information about the collections will be made available here and on the Special & Area Studies Collections webpages.

Please contact Neil Weijer, Curator of Rare Books, for more information.

University Scholarships in Special Collections

Application Date: TBD for the 2022-23 Academic Year

The University Scholarships offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research are competitive fellowships open to students of all disciplines. Fellows undertake a yearlong, hands-on research project under the supervision of library and faculty mentors, resulting in a publication and the presentation of their research

Fellows receive a $1750 stipend upon completion of their fellowship. Applicants for the 2022-23 Academic Year must not graduate prior to May 2023.

More information about the University Scholarships is available on the Center for Undergraduate Research’s website.

View last year’s fellowship announcement.