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Fellowships

Interested in studying at HMML? There are several programs available to support scholars. 

  • Heckman Stipends
  • Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies 
  • Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars
  • The Irma Wyman Internships for Students of the College of Saint Benedict

Scroll down for more details on each. 

Heckman Stipends
Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $250). The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.

The program is intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in HMML’s collections.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year or November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost.

 

Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies 
These Fellowships in Manuscript Studies were established in 2012 by the late Nicky B. Carpenter of Wayzata, Minnesota, a Lifetime Member and former chair of the HMML Board of Overseers.

The Fellowship supports residencies at HMML for research by senior scholars using the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. (Graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars should apply for the Heckman Stipends or the Swenson Family Fellowship for Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies).

Two to three fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded each year in support of a residency of at least two weeks. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $500). Fellowships may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML award. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residency between July 1- December 31, or November 15 for residency between January 1-June 30.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by a scholar with knowledge of both the applicant and the subject area of the project

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Carpenter Fellowship” in the subject line. Letters should be sent by the referees directly to the same email address. Questions about the Fellowship may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost.

Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars
The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, established in 2012, will be awarded semi-annually. The Fellowship was established by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.

Awards will range from $2,500 – $5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six weeks). Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $500). The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again. At its discretion, HMML may choose to award more than one fellowship per cycle.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $5,000)
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an adviser, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work.

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Swenson Fellowship” in the subject line. Questions about the Fellowship may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost.

The Irma Wyman Internships for Students of the College of Saint Benedict
HMML provides undergraduate women at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) a unique opportunity by offering two summer internships in development (fundraising) and in educational programs/outreach. The interns learn about working at a not-for-profit organization while learning about HMML and how it functions. These internships are made possible through the generosity of the late Irma M. Wyman, a pioneer in her career as an engineer and the first woman to be a vice-president at the Honeywell Corporation, as well as later as a deacon in the Episcopal Church.

Interns are paid for a ten-week summer internship. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Irma Wyman Internship in Development
This internship in Development provides opportunities for learning the theory and practice of fundraising for a not-for-profit organization. The mission of the HMML Development Office is to seek financial resources to support HMML’s work of preservation, research and education. This is accomplished broadly by initiatives such as making appeals for HMML’s Annual Fund and Endowment. The intern will experience first-hand the funding challenges faced by HMML and comparable organizations and play a part in designing a strategy to meet fundraising targets. The intern will not directly solicit funds for HMML.

Requirements
The applicant must be a junior or senior student at CSB majoring in any field of study. In all tasks, the intern is expected to exercise a high degree of self-sufficiency and motivation.

The Irma Wyman Internship in Educational Programs/Outreach
The internship in Educational Programs/Outreach provides a variety of experiences in implementing, developing, and practicing outreach materials and tasks. These include event programming and educational activities that disseminate knowledge of the work of HMML to the general public. The program reaches out to all types of public audiences with a special focus on schools and school curricula (including undergraduate education). The goal of outreach efforts is to give adults and students a positive learning experience about manuscripts and other topics related to HMML’s collections and work. The actual projects during any individual internship vary according to current HMML needs.

The intern’s entire learning experience will take place within the context of HMML. She may:

  • help manage and supplement the educational resources maintained by HMML by adding database records of images and objects, creating or enhancing curricular materials, or producing educational resources for HMML’s digital platforms
  • work with HMML’s rare books, artifacts, print collection, exhibition supplies, or outreach materials
  • help with researching, planning, writing text for, and assembling upcoming exhibitions at HMML or prepared by HMML for exhibition off-site
  • be trained to lead tours of HMML and its exhibitions
  • undertake other duties as assigned

Requirements
The applicant must be a junior or senior student at CSB majoring in any field of study. A prior knowledge of relevant history is recommended, as is a willingness to learn about manuscripts. The applicant must be comfortable with meeting visitors and speaking before groups. She must be able to perform basic research at the undergraduate level. The intern will be expected to use HMML’s digital resources and other standard tools of research. In all tasks, the intern is expected to exercise a high degree of self-sufficiency and motivation.

Applications:
Applications must be submitted by December 1.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application specifying which internship they are applying for, their enrollment status at CSB, and relevant educational or work experience
  • an updated resume

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Wyman Internship” in the subject line. Questions about the Internships may be sent to the same address.

Faculty Development Incentives
HMML invites CSB/SJU faculty to explore the resources of its collections for their teaching needs. HMML Faculty Development Stipends are $75 per diem, and include an orientation to HMML and its collections, training in vHMML and other digital resources, and research support from HMML curators. Faculty Stipends may be used during the academic year or summer, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year.

Activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, individual and departmental curriculum planning; developing new courses and introducing new pedagogical resources available at HMML.

Eligibility
HMML Faculty Development Stipends are awarded only to continuing full- time members of the CSB/SJU faculty. Group project grants may include part-time or adjunct faculty, but the project director must be a continuing, full-time member of the faculty.

Applications: 
HMML Faculty Development Stipends are available throughout the year. A brief project description should be submitted to Matthew Heintzelman, Curator of HMML’s Austria/Germany Study Center ([email protected]). Projects will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the Executive Director of HMML in consultation with the curators.