Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers one Eleanore and Harold Jantz Fellowship, with an award of $1500, for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Jantz Collections. The Jantz Collections contain some 3,500 titles in German Baroque literature, complemented by more than 7,000 titles reflecting Dr. Harold Jantz's other scholarly interests — namely German Americana of all periods, English-German literary relations, the Age of Goethe, Rosicruciana and Occulta. 

Who is eligible?

  • Faculty members, graduate students and independent scholars with relevant research projects are eligible to apply. 
  • All applicants must reside beyond a 100-mile radius of Durham, N.C., and may not be current Duke University students or employees. 

What expenses does the grant cover?

Grant money may be used for the following:

  • transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees)
  • accommodations
  • meals

Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.

How do I apply?

Research topics should be strongly supported by the Rubenstein Library’s Jantz Collections. We encourage each applicant to discuss his or her research project and the materials that might support it with a reference archivist before submitting an application. Submit an inquiry via our online form.

  • Complete the online application form, which includes uploading a CV. (You may start the form and return to it later, but you must complete it within a week from the same computer and browser.)
  • A sample application form is available as a Word document and PDF for reference purposes.
  • A letter of recommendation is required for graduate and undergraduate students (from a faculty advisor) and for independent scholars or artists (from an appropriate reference). We will not consider an application complete until we receive the recommendation. Recommendations may be submitted as an e-mail attachment to Sierra Moore.