The International Quilt Study Center & Museum invites academic, independent, and museum scholars and advanced graduate students to apply for residential or non-residential research fellowships.
The fellowship recipient may represent any academic discipline including (but not limited to) art, art history, history, textile history, textile design or women's studies, as long as his/her research interests intersect with the mission of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.
Recipients are expected to produce one or more of the following:
An essay for a forthcoming exhibition catalogue or gallery guide.
A manuscript for publication in a scholarly journal or monograph.
An essay for a planned comprehensive catalogue of the collections to be published by the University of Nebraska Press or the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.
A creative work or works for exhibition that reference a specific quilt or quilts in the Center's collections and whose nature expands on or amplifies the significance carried in the collections.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is especially interested in supporting research that will advance understanding of quiltmaking traditions internationally. The Geeta Khandelwal International Quilt Study Center Research Award was established specifically to support international research concerning quilts and quiltmaking traditions.
Recipients of residential research fellowships are expected to be based on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus for a minimum of two weeks with additional research and writing completed at the individual's home institution. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's and the International Quilt Study Center's museum and library collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. The recipient of a residential research fellowship is expected to interact with faculty and students in the textile history/quilt studies program and to provide a guest lecture, workshop, seminar and/or a critique once each week during his/her residency.
Fellowships generally cover a one month period at a stipend of up to $2,500; occasionally a fellowship for a longer period is awarded, but rarely for more than three months. In addition to a stipend, the IQSCM will provide lodging or a housing allowance of up to $700; round-trip airfare is included in the award. If additional expenses, such as a driver, interpreter or visa are anticipated for non-residential fellowship proposals, they should be included in the budget required for non-residential fellowship applications. Recipients may begin their awards as early as August and as late as April of the academic year. The award period must be continuous, and award recipients must work full time on their projects. Recipients of residential research fellowships are expected to be based on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus for a minimum of two weeks with additional research and writing completed at the individual's home institution.
The Fellowships program accepts applications from scholars and artists regardless of their institutional affiliations.