Peter and Ana Lowens University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections Student Fellowship

Peter and Ana Lowens University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections Student Fellowship

The Peter and Ana Lowens University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections Student Fellowship Program is open to University of Victoria undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline.

Student fellows undertake an independent research or creative project using rare and unique materials from UVic Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Projects can include ongoing research or new areas of scholarship.  Student fellows will be provided workshops grounding their research in archival theory, book history, and digital methods, as well as mentorship and support from library staff and faculty.

Student fellows will:

  • Conduct research using rare printed materials and/or archival collections from UVic Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.
  • Develop primary source literacy and research skills.
  • Attend six two-hour long workshops, between January and March 2022, on a variety of topics relevant to primary source research.
  • Be mentored by library staff and faculty who will provide individualized research support.
  • Develop a public-facing research or creative output, such as an exhibition (digital or physical), podcast, lecture, or other project. Research and creative outputs will be launched at a public event in May 2022.
  • Receive a $1,000 research award.

Four students are selected each year for the Peter and Ana Lowens University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections Student Fellowship Program. The program welcomes outward, public-facing projects, including exhibitions, podcasts, and lectures, as research outputs.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

Program Dates: Spring Semester 2022

Information Session: November 2, 10am and November 4, 2pm. All sessions will take place online via Zoom.To register please contact: hdean@uvic.ca.

Requirements:

  • The fellowships are restricted to University of Victoria undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Please submit a 500 word (maximum) proposal on a project you would undertake using materials from Special Collections and University Archives, and how you would benefit from participating in the program. Submit the proposal to Heather Dean: hdean@uvic.ca.
  • Fellows must complete their projects no later than April 18, 2022 and present their research at a public event (in-person or remotely) in May 2022.

Applicants will by notified by December 1, 2021.

Questions? Please contact Heather Dean, Associate Director, Special Collections, UVic Libraries: hdean@uvic.ca.