The 2010 Rare Book School scholarship application is now available online. Applications are due by 5 pm, 30 September 2010. The RBS Scholarship Committee will notify scholarship applicants of its decision via email by 5 November 2010. The same general guidelines govern as with previous RBS scholarship cycles: prospective students will apply for a scholarship to attend RBS, rather than for any particular RBS course. Scholarship recipients must then separately apply and receive acceptance to an RBS course running from 1 January 2011 to 30 January 2013. Please see http://www.rarebookschool.org/scholarship/ for more information about RBS scholarships, as well as a comprehensive description of application procedures.
The current Scholarship Committee comprises:
Gerald Cloud, Scholarship Committee Chair (Curator of Literature, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries); Libby Chenault (West European Librarian, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Ian Desai (Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, South Asian Studies and History, Yale University); Andrew Gaub (Associate, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books); Amanda Nelsen (Program Director, RBS); and Jessica Pigza (Librarian, Rare Book Division, New York Public Library).
Rare Book School (RBS) offers week-long continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. An affiliated foundation of the University of Virginia, RBS offers approximately 30 courses a year in locations including Charlottesville, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Admission to RBS courses is competitive. RBS faculty members make their first round of admission decisions exactly three months before their courses begin; applicants generally have better chances of being accepted to courses if they apply in advance of this deadline. After this, RBS faculty review applications as they are received.