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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and Mexico Scholars for Research Related to Cartoons and Caricatures

Swann Foundation Fellowship


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Funding Source
Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon
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Geographic Focus
Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/14/24 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Fellowships providing a stipend of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and Mexico master degree students, doctoral candidates, and postgraduate scholars to support ongoing writing projects and research in art. Applicants can be from any discipline or university department, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. Eligible applicants must be engaged in dissertation or thesis research, or postgraduate research within three years of graduation.

In the interest of increasing awareness and extending documentation of Library of Congress collections, fellows are required to make use of the Library's extensive collections, be in residence for at least two weeks during the award period, and deliver a public lecture on his/her work-in-progress at that time. Each recipient must also provide a copy of their dissertation, thesis, or postgraduate publication, upon its completion, for the Swann Foundation Fund files.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an accredited graduate program in a university in the United States, Canada or Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D.

Individuals who are not U.S. residents but who otherwise meet the above academic qualifications may also apply and be considered for a fellowship, contingent upon the applicant's visa eligibility.

Although research must focus on caricature and cartoon, there is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered.

Since the Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art.

Pre-Application Information
Completed applications are due February 14, 2024, and notification will occur in Spring 2024. The fellowship will begin in September 2024.

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Number of Grants
The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications.

Estimated Size of Grant
The fellowship provides a stipend of up to $5,000.

Contact Information
Preferred method e-mail application as pdf and/or Word documents:

Or send applications to:
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4730
Attn: Sara W. Duke
Swann Foundation Fund Administrator

Questions should be addressed to:
Sara W. Duke (202) 707-3630

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