Deadline: February 13, 2022

The Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study is now accepting applications for the 2022 Repository Research Fellowship (RRF). Fellowships in this cycle will be between April and December 2022. Prospective fellows may apply either to be on campus or to work virtually. Virtual Fellows will be eligible to receive up to $1,500 to be used for project-related expenses. Fellows coming for a campus residency are eligible for up to $2,500 reimbursement of travel costs (including lodging).

The fellowship is open to community scholars or faculty members from outside IUB who will conduct in-depth research in collections of the partner repositories. The ideal fellowship arrangement is two weeks of focused research using the collection items and tools provided by the repository. If a different timing is desired, it should be proposed and explained in the application. 

These repositories are participating in 2022:

● Archives of Traditional Music (virtual or in person)

● IU Herbarium (virtual or in person)

● IU Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology (virtual or in person)

● IU Paleontology Collection (in person only)

● Wylie House Museum (virtual or in person)

● University Archives (virtual or in person)

● See here for the most current list, as more repositories may join before application closes.

Applicants are responsible for discussing the collections they wish to use with their prospective host repository to find out what will be available and (for virtual fellows) in what format. For more information on specific collections please visit this link:

Collaboration is encouraged. Fellows are required to make a virtual or in-person presentation of some aspect of the project. IU IAS staff members will facilitate these presentations.

Eligibility: Non-IU faculty members and community scholars are eligible for this fellowship. Graduate or undergraduate students and previous SRRF/RRF fellows are not eligible to receive the fellowship. Applications from faculty members at Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges and from source community scholars are particularly welcome. 

Successful proposals will demonstrate:

● understanding of the collection(s) proposed for use
● the project’s anticipated impact
● plans for wide-spread dissemination
● possibilities for ongoing collaboration
● benefit for the repository as well as the researcher

Questions about collections should be directed to listed repository contacts. Questions about the fellowship should be directed to

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