In 2021 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will award our annual Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study 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 most prestigious award for researchers and scholars in the humanities. The individual selected for this award will be asked to spend 2 – 4 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our 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 45-minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other fellows or residents 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 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.
The award includes a USD 10,000 individual grant and requires a two-to-four-week stay at Oak Spring. This fellowship will be granted to an exceptional researcher who is developing a new body of research that would especially benefit from access to Oak Spring’s library.
How to apply?
To begin your application, click the button below and locate the Stacy Lloyd Fellowship. You will be asked to submit:
A resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages),
A 200–300-word statement on your current research or scholarship,
A 200 – 300 word statement on how your work relates to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission to “perpetuate and share the gifts of Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon, including her residence, garden, estate and the Oak Spring Garden Library, to serve the public interest. OSGF is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating scholarship and public dialogue on the history and future of plants, including the culture of gardens and landscapes and the importance of plants for human well-being,”
Any and all relevant links/up to 10 pages of writing that demonstrates your research outputs and current scholarly interests.
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.