MLA Bibliography Fellowships
In 2003, the Executive Council approved a request by the Advisory Committee on the MLA International Bibliography for the creation of MLA Bibliography fellowships. These fellowships recognize the efforts of scholars who index materials on behalf of the MLA International Bibliography.
Fellowships are for a three-year period, beginning 1 July 2013 and ending 30 June 2016. The MLA seeks scholars of any level of seniority interested in training as field bibliography fellows and able to deliver at least one hundred citations each year. This opportunity is open to potential as well as existing field bibliographers. The MLA will provide materials and training meetings at the annual convention. Fellows attending training sessions will have their conference registration fees waived. On completion of the fellowship, they will receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate during the awards ceremony at the MLA convention. It is hoped that recipients of these fellowships will continue submitting citations throughout their careers.
Applications for the 2013 field bibliography fellowships are due 1 April 2013.
The basic criteria for application are
Please submit a letter of request, including qualifications and reasons for applying for the fellowship, and a current résumé or CV. Materials may be sent to Helen Slavin, MLA International Bibliography, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789 (email@example.com).
- MLA membership
- Master's degree or PhD in a relevant field
- Access to scholarly material for indexing
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 awards who will serve as fellows from 2012 to 2015. Congratulations to the following:
Scott R. Casey, graduate student, Michigan State University
Thomas W. Juntune, professor emeritus, Michigan State University
Michelle J. Oh, librarian, Lake Forest College
Rosa E. Penna, professor, Universidad Catolica Argentina
Duane Rhoades, professor, University of Wyoming
Brian W. Vetruba, librarian, Washington University in St. Louis
We are also pleased to announce the fifth MLA Bibliography fellowships award recipients who have served for the three years 2008–11. The following three scholars received certificates of accomplishment and checks for $500 at the 2012 MLA Annual Convention during the MLA Awards Ceremony:
Alison Harvey, postdoctoral fellow, University of Nevada, Reno
Brian Gordon Kennelly, professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert O. Steele, librarian, George Washington University