The American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowship program is intended to help bring to the AGSL scholars who reside beyond commuting distance of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and whose research would benefit from extensive use of the Library. Established by Helen and John S. Best, this fellowship opportunity now continues through the generous donations of members of the AGSL community who wish to continue the vision of the Bests. The Best family members are longtime supporters of UWM and the UWM Libraries and we are happy to continue to provide support for research in the AGSL collections.
Research projects supported by the Fellowship program must fall within the wide range of subject areas that could be supported by the Library. Examples include history of cartography (including cartobibliography), history of geographic thought, discovery and exploration, historical geography, and other history themes with a significant geographical component.
Fellowships can last up to four weeks and provide a weekly stipend of $500.00 ($2,000 maximum) to help defray the travel and living expenses relative to the residency.
The grantee is expected to be in residence during the term of the award, which may be taken at any time during the year. On the conclusion of their tenure, fellows will be expected to submit short written reports on their research and to make acknowledgment of the Fellowship program in any publication or dissertation issuing wholly or in part from the Fellowship.
Please visit the AGSL website to learn how to apply.
Deadline to apply is November 30, 2023. Awards will be announced in December 2023 for fellowships to be held during 2024.