Special Collections and Archives Fellowships

Through generous endowed funds, Goucher College Special Collections and Archives offers paid research opportunities for students and scholars to use its collections.  The fellowships are to increase the awareness of and access to original collection materials.  Each fellowship results in a tangible product, such as a research paper, website, short story, documentary, finding aid, or artwork that is available to the Goucher community. 


Undergraduate Research in Special Collections Fellowships

The Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections

The Brooke & Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections seeks to engage undergraduates in original research that takes advantage of the rich resources in Special Collections & Archives at the Goucher College Library. Through a fellowship students work under the guidance of Special Collections staff and faculty to learn to interpret information, evaluate context, and engage in original scholarship.

The Center supports a variety of activities to engage the students in original research such as internships, research fellowships, course development and enhancement, lectures, master classes, field trips, digitization projects, exhibits, and other programs. The Center also partners with faculty to incorporate rare and special materials into their curricula and pedagogies, enhancing Goucher's reputation for offering innovative learning opportunities.

The Brooke & Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research website offers more information on the fellowships and how to apply. 

Post-Graduate Research Fellowship

The Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence

The Special Collections and Archives and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) have partnered to jointly fund a fellowship to promote scholarship using the Alberta Hirshheimer Burke-Jane Austen Collection housed at Goucher College.

The Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence website provides more information on the fellowship and how to apply.