December 13, 2012

The 2012 Grolier Club Library William H. Helfand Fellowship

New York, December 13, 2012 -- The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce its tenth annual fellowship offering in the history of the book, named in honor of Grolier Club benefactor and former president William H. Helfand. Awards of up to $3,000 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the book and graphic arts, antiquarian bookselling, and the private collecting of books and prints. Fellowship awards may be used to pay for travel, housing, and other expenses. A research stay of two weeks is desired, and Helfand Fellows are expected to present a seminar or lecture at the Grolier Club, and submit a written report.

Members of the Grolier Club are not eligible, nor are students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, but all other interested persons are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 750 words, stating necessary length of residence, historical materials to be used, relevance of the Grolier Club Library collections to the project, a proposed budget, and
two letters of recommendation. More information on the Library and its holdings can be found at

The deadline for applications and letters of support is March 8, 2013, and announcement of awards will be made in early May, 2013. Research terms can take place any time between June 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014, but please note that the Club is closed for the month of August.

Applications should be sent to The Fellowship Committee, The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, or via e-mail to