The Department of Preservation and Conservation at the University of Michigan Library is now accepting proposals for the Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation.
Established by a gift from conservator, teacher, and paper historian Cathleen A. Baker, the Baker Fellowship provides financial support for conservators at various levels in their careers to enable them to spend time working on a research or practical project at the University of Michigan Library's Conservation Lab. While projects focused on conservation of paper-based collections are typical, proposals on related non-paper materials, such as papyrus or parchment/vellum, will also be considered. Most fellows will work with U-M Library conservators to develop their own knowledge and skills, but a fellow may also join the lab primarily to pass on her/his expertise to the U-M conservators. Building and sharing knowledge are the primary goals of this fellowship. The fellowship is offered annually.
Applicants propose a project, the length of time they wish to spend at the U-M Library Conservation Lab (2 to 12 months), and a budget. Proposals for 2014-2015 may request up to $10,000 for the project. This fellowship is limited to United States citizens or residents with U.S. work permits only.
More information about the Fellowship and how to apply is available at: http://www.lib.umich.edu/