DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 7th: 2024-2025 SIMS Visiting Research Fellowship Call for Applications

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) is extending the call for applications to the 2024-2025 Visiting Research Fellowship program. Applications are now due June 7th, 2024. 

Guided by the vision of its founders, Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, SIMS aims to bring manuscript culture, modern technology, and people together to provide access to and understanding of our shared intellectual heritage. Part of the Penn Libraries, SIMS oversees an extensive collection of premodern manuscripts from around the world, with a special focus on the history of philosophy and science, and creates open-access digital content to support the study of its collections.

Fellowships are open to scholars living outside of the greater Philadelphia area whose research would benefit from direct access to our collections and staff expertise in manuscript studies and the digital humanities. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or an equivalent professional degree by the time the fellowship begins. The fellowship offers $5000 to spend 1 month (minimum of 4 work weeks) at SIMS between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. Up to 3 fellowships will be awarded this year. For more information and to apply, please visit

Applications are now due Monday, June 7th, 2024.

Feel free to contact Lynn Ransom, Curator of Programs, at with any questions and to circulate this announcement widely.

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