Bloomfield Fellowship

The Medieval Colloquium of the Department of English at Harvard University invites applications for the Morton W. Bloomfield Visiting Fellowship, a four-week residential fellowship that can be held at any time during the 2019–20 academic year (September through May). Thanks to the generosity of the Morton W. Bloomfield Fund, established in the memory of one of Harvard’s most distinguished medievalists, we are able to provide up to $4000 towards travel, accommodation, and living costs. The committee particularly invites scholars early in their postdoctoral career (i.e., post-PhD) to apply. The Bloomfield Fellow has access to Harvard’s libraries and other resources. In the past, some fellows with sabbatical leaves have elected to extend their residency beyond four weeks. Fellows are expected to attend the Medieval Colloquium and to give a paper on the subject of their research. They are also asked to meet with our graduate students, and they are welcome to attend other events at Harvard. We select fellows on the basis of the importance of their research and its interest to our intellectual community.

Applicants should send a brief letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a two-page project description by email to Daniel Donoghue ( no later than 1 August. Please include details on when and for how long you would be able to be in residence. The fellowship is not normally compatible with teaching commitments at a home institution. We hope to be able to congratulate the successful applicant by the end of August.

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