Wilkins Fellowship in history, literature, art, and the history of science

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Friday, July 20, 2018 12:21 PM


Thomas W. Wilkins (1946-2015) was a middle school teacher in the Burbank Unified School District. His estate included a seven-figure donation to The Huntington which has been used to endow a capacity-building grant in the Education Division as well as this new research Fellowship encouraging diversity. The Huntington is hugely grateful for Mr. Wilkins’ vision, leadership and generosity. As a proud Angeleno, he realized that he had the ability to leave a legacy that would benefit the diverse city he loved so much.

The Thomas W. Wilkins Fellowship has been endowed to encourage greater diversity among the scholars who use The Huntington’s collections to conduct advanced humanities research in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. The contributions to diversity may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. In particular, however, the program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

Candidates must either already hold the PhD or be graduate students who have advanced to doctoral candidacy. The award carries a stipend of $3500 per month for a maximum of two months.

The application deadline is November 15, 2018. To apply, visit fellowships.huntington.org

For any questions on eligibility for the fellowship, please contact Fellowships Administrator Natalie Serrano on nserrano@huntington.org. For general information on the fellowships program, please visit http://huntington.org/fellowships/.