The Medieval Colloquium of the Department of English at Harvard University invites applications for our 2015-2016 Morton W. Bloomfield Visiting Fellowship, a four-week residential fellowship that can be held at any time during the 2015-16 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 $3500 towards travel, accommodation and living costs. We invite scholars at any stage of their postdoctoral career who could usefully spend a month at Harvard to apply. In the past, some fellows with sabbatical leaves have elected to spend a semester with us. Fellows are invited to attend the Medieval Colloquium and other events at Harvard and to give a paper on the subject of their research. They are also asked to meet with our graduate students. 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 Nicholas Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 1, 2015. Please be sure to include details on when and for how long you would be able to spend with us. 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 middle of the month.