Huntington Library Fellowship


The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include 600,000 photographs, a half-million rare books, nearly six million manuscripts, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature, History of Science, British Drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.


Ph.D. or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage

Award Amount

$2,500-$5,000 a month, one to five months, for short-term fellowships. $50,000 for nine to twelve months for long-term fellowships