Study Fellowship

Study Fellowship

Tashjian Study Fellowship

Richard Rawlinson Center

The Tashjian Study Fellowship provides support for a student who has demonstrated interest in Anglo-Saxon studies or manuscript research and who is enrolled in the M.A. in Medieval Studies program at Western Michigan University.

Typically the recipient of the Fellowship will conduct research at a major library, or take appropriate courses in a recognized program, or pursue an organized plan of study/travel during during the summer of any given year. It is not required that the recipient earn academic credit while holding the Fellowship; it is required that s/he write a report on her/his activities while a Fellow, and that the report be filed within ninety days after her/his return to Western Michigan University.

To be eligible for the Fellowship a student must have successfully completed at least 12 graduate-level credits of course work in the M.A. program.


Image of an alarm clock The deadline for applications for the Tashjian Study Fellowship is March 15 of the year for which the Fellowship is sought. Applicants must submit the following to the Director of the Medieval Institute:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a proposal, not to exceed 1000 words, that details plans for the proposed research and/or study and that describes how what is proposed will assist career goals
  • the names of two referees
  • copies of any applications to other funding sources

Past Winners of the Tashjian Study Fellowship

(in reverse chronological order)

  • 2013: no award given
  • 2012: Benjamin Wright (for manuscript study and archival research in Belgium)
  • 2011: Jan Volek (for manuscript study in Prague)
  • 2010: Amanda DesLauriers (for archival research in France)
  • 2009: Arthur Russell (for manuscript study in Oxford and London)
  • 2008: no award given
  • 2007: Louis Shwartz (for manuscript study in Paris)
  • 2006: no award given
  • 2005: James Gregory (for manuscript study in London)
  • 2004: Hilary Fox (for manuscript study in London and travel in England)
  • 2003: Heather Diehl (for manuscript study in London and travel in England)
  • 2002: Laura Reinert (for manuscript study in Cambridge and London)

The Medieval Institute
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