UVA receives grant for Rare Book School that will support emerging scholars
November 09, 2012
The University of Virginia (UVA) recently received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $896,000 toward Rare Book School fellowships. The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography program encourages a new wave of students to study the book beyond its content to understand how it fits into a much larger construct of time and thought by looking at textual artifacts.
With the funds, UVA can support 20 three-year fellowships for humanities doctoral students, junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows. The program includes training and travel opportunities as well as coursework in three Rare Book School classes.
"I think this is a great opportunity for Rare Book School to be a powerful vector for change in the humanities and a force for good in the academy," said Michael Suarez, director of Rare Book School. "I believe that this grant is also a very good thing ... as it will be bringing some of the very best and brightest humanities scholars to Grounds."
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