Baird Society Resident Scholar Program

Smithsonian Libraries

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015


The Smithsonian Libraries, situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the Institution. The Libraries offers exceptional research resources ranging from 13th-century manuscripts to electronic journals.

The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program is good for $3,500 per month for up to six months to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Collections include printed materials on world’s fairs; manufacturer’s commercial trade catalogs from the 19th and 20th centuries; natural history rare books (pre-1840 works on topics such as botany, zoology, travel & exploration, museums & collecting, geology, and anthropology); air and space history (late 18th to early 20th centuries); James Smithson’s library; rare materials in European and American decorative arts, architecture, and design (18th to 20th centuries); and history of art and artists (exhibition catalogs, catalogues raisonnés, serials, dissertations and artists’ ephemera).

The deadline for all programs is January 15, 2015,  for appointments between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.   Fellowship recipients are expected to be in residence during their appointments. For further information about the Smithsonian Libraries’ Resident Scholar Programs listed above, please visit our web site: http://library.si.edu/fellowships.

For more information about the fellowship, please visit http://library.si.edu/fellowships/baird-society-resident-scholar-program.

Posted: October 24, 2014