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The Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study | Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Deadline May 26, 2022

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The Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study is awarded annually to one outstanding early-career scholar, working in some area related to the history, art, and culture of plants, gardens, and landscapes.  This is the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s most prestigious award for researchers and scholars in the humanities.  The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 - 8 week stay at Oak Spring. This fellowship is granted to an exceptional researcher who is developing a new body of research that would especially benefit from access to Oak Spring’s library.

In 2023, the individual selected for this award will be asked to spend 2-8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff, explore the 700-acre landscape and observe efforts in sustainable land management, and visit Oak Spring's rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.  The Fellow will have ample time and space to work independently on their own projects during their stay. The only requirement during their time at Oak Spring will be to give one 20-30 minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other fellows, residents, or other program participants who might be on site.

Eligible applicants must be early-career researchers completing a terminal degree, or who have completed a terminal degree within the past five years.  The selected early-career researcher must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show exceptional promise with an ability to state how the use of Oak Spring’s library will contribute to their research objectives, exceptional promise, good communication skills, and excellence in what they have accomplished or plan to accomplish.