Apply by March 8 for summer fellowship: Library invites rising seniors to create an exhibition

  • Student in white long-sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans, and pink sneakers squats before open display cases arranging a display of manuscript pages
    Curator Chucho Martinez Padres ’23
January 30, 2024

Yale Library invites Yale College juniors to apply for the 2025 Senior Exhibit Fellowship at Yale Library. Applications are due on Fri., March 8.

This fellowship will provide one rising senior with training in planning, curating, and installing an exhibition based on the topic of the student’s senior essay. Both the essay and exhibition must rely on research conducted in any of Yale Library’s many diverse collections and will feature materials and facsimiles from those collections.

Four online info sessions will be held in February via Zoom.

  • Wed., Feb. 7, at 4 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 9, at noon
  • Tues., Feb. 20, at 4 p.m.
  • Thurs., Feb. 22, at noon

Students may sign up for information sessions now and can learn more about the fellowship and the requirements here.

Throughout the nine-month fellowship, the student will receive ongoing mentoring and support from a faculty advisor, a librarian advisor, and members of the library’s exhibition-production staff. The student will also receive a $4,200 stipend to subsidize a five-week summer research fellowship between junior and senior years—to be completed on Yale’s campus, working with Yale Library collections.

The Senior Exhibit will open in May in the spring of the student’s senior year and will be on view in Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor through October 2025.

Read more about the last year’s senior fellowship exhibit, curated by Chucho Martinez Padres ’23.

Application submissions will be accepted from Thurs., Feb. 8, to Mon., March 8.

Learn more about the Senior Exhibit Fellowship at Yale Library and the student curator’s role and responsibilities.

Image: Chucho Martinez Padres ’23 installs objects into the display case in Sterling Memorial Library’s exhibition corridor for his 2024 exhibition “The Study of Things: George Kubler in Latin America.” Photo by Deborah Cannarella