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Fellowships

Interested in studying at HMML? There are several programs available to support scholars. 

  • Heckman Stipends
  • Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies 
  • Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars
  • The Irma Wyman Internships for Students of the College of Saint Benedict
  • The Saint John’s Bible Gallery Assistant with Public Programs and Exhibitions
  • Faculty Development Incentives

Scroll down for more details on each. 

Heckman Stipends
Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $250). The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.

The program is intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in HMML’s collections.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by March 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year or October 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words). Use the vHMML Reading Room (vHMML.org) and contact the curator in charge of your subject area to shape your project proposal. Though priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the necessity for accessing microfilm and uncataloged digital materials that are exclusively available on site, all applications are welcome.
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line. Questions about the Stipends may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost.

 

Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies 
These Fellowships in Manuscript Studies were established in 2012 by the late Nicky B. Carpenter of Wayzata, Minnesota, a Lifetime Member and former chair of the HMML Board of Overseers.

The Fellowship supports residencies at HMML for research by senior scholars using the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. (Graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars should apply for the Heckman Stipends or the Swenson Family Fellowship for Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies).

Two to three fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded each year in support of a residency of at least two weeks. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $500). Fellowships may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML award. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by March 15 for residency between July 1- December 31, or by October 15 for residency between January 1-June 30.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words). Use the vHMML Reading Room (vHMML.org) and contact the curator in charge of your subject area to shape your project proposal. Though priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the necessity for accessing microfilm and uncataloged digital materials that are exclusively available on site, all applications are welcome.
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by a scholar with knowledge of both the applicant and the subject area of the project

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Carpenter Fellowship” in the subject line. Letters should be sent by the referees directly to the same email address. Questions about the Fellowship may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost. The program welcomes international applicants but does not sponsor J visas.

Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars
The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, established in 2012, will be awarded semi-annually. The Fellowship was established by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.

Awards will range from $2,500 – $5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six weeks). Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $500). The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again. At its discretion, HMML may choose to award more than one fellowship per cycle.

Applications: 
Applications must be submitted by March 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by October 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $5,000)
  • a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words). Use the vHMML Reading Room (vHMML.org) and contact the curator in charge of your subject area to shape your project proposal. Though priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the necessity for accessing microfilm and uncataloged digital materials that are exclusively available on site, all applications are welcome.
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by an adviser, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work.

Please send all materials as email attachments to: [email protected], with “Swenson Fellowship” in the subject line. Questions about the Fellowship may be sent to the same address.

Note: Those who are not United States citizens or permanent residents who plan to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict will be expected to purchase health insurance in advance of their visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost. The program welcomes international applicants but does not sponsor J visas.

The Irma Wyman Internship for College of Saint Benedict Students

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) is dedicated to the preservation of medieval and renaissance manuscripts for the benefit of future generations. HMML has assembled a constantly growing collection of approximately 140,000 imaged manuscripts, and serves scholars and the general public around the world.  Recently, the Library has started vHMML an on-line initiative designed to provide wider access to its holdings.

The Saint John’s Bible is a monumental, handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by Saint John’s Benedictine Abbey. The Bible was created by scribes in a scriptorium in Wales under the artistic direction of Donald Jackson, one of the world’s foremost calligraphers and a senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords.  The new Gallery for The Saint John’s Bible is attracting guests from all over the country.

Arca Artium is a collection of books, prints, art objects and music exemplifying the interplay of divine inspiration and human creativity central to the Benedictine tradition of glorifying God in all things. Founded with the conviction that creativity is a way of life in service to God and humankind, Arca Artium invites scholars, artists, teachers, and learners to explore its resources as part of their lifelong pursuit of wisdom.

Length of Position: Mid-May through August 24, 2020 at 40 hours per week paid internship.  With the potential of continued employment throughout the following school year at a 10-12 hours per week schedule. 

Function/Description of the Position:

The student receiving the internship for Public Programs and Educational Outreach will gain a variety of experiences working with the museum collections and The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. The intern will work with the Director of The Saint John’s Bible and Public Programs as a team member creating exhibitions and working with original materials for the public, developing an exhibition, working on exhibitions in The Saint John’s Bible Gallery at Saint John’s University.  Hosting guests, giving public presentations and tour programs centered around The Saint John’s Bible and the HMML collections will be required during this internship. The intern will work with several staff members during the Library’s normal operating hours of Monday through Friday  from 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Every-other-Saturday hours from noon – 4:30 p.m. will also be required. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Observe and participate in the day-to-day operations of the Library by attending exhibition planning meetings and education/programming efforts.
  • Assist in the development of program materials for The Saint John’s Bible
  • Work with original art from HMML’s collections and The Saint John’s Bible.
  • Assist with hospitality to tour groups as they visit the Library, providing information and formal presentations.
  • Prepare and present public speaking engagements.
  • Organize and transport materials for presentations, exhibitions and events. 
  • Assist in planning and coordinating tours, events and exhibitions. 
  • Assist the Director of The Saint John’s Bible and the Public Programs on a day to day basis.
  • Curate and design an exhibition using the HMML collections
  • Other appropriate duties as they occur.

Minimum Qualifications to perform the duties of the position: 

The student must be a junior or senior from the College of Saint Benedict and should have a strong interest in history and/or art (field of major study is open).  The student needs to be comfortable with meeting people and giving formal presentations before groups.  Strong writing and speaking skills are essential. The intern should be able to perform basic research at an undergraduate skill level. Attention to detail is necessary. Publisher, FrontPage, image scanning, PhotoShop, or similar graphic and .html software experience is helpful. Due to the public nature of this position, appropriate attire will be required. 

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays from noon – 4:00. (every other Saturday)

Start date will be after May 12, 2019. Starting and ending dates will be set by the supervisor and the successful candidate at the time of hire. 

Compensation: 

The successful candidate will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour, averaging forty hours per week. The work schedule will be established in writing prior to the start of employment. HMML is closed on Memorial Day and the 4th of July.  If successful, employment during the following school year is possible at the same rate of pay for 10-12 hours per week. 

Housing on the CSB or SJU campus for the summer will also be paid as part of the internship at the CSB/SJU daily summer rate. 

How to apply:

E-mail a formal letter of application explaining your interest in the internship and attach a résumé describing your coursework and relevant experience to Tim Ternes, Director, The Saint John’s Bible and HMML Programming at [email protected] For questions, feel free to e-mail or call Tim Ternes at 363-3351.   

Review of applications will begin in late January 2020 and continue until filled.

There are two internship positions available. 

This internship is made possible through the generosity of the late Irma Wyman, a friend of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

The Saint John’s Bible Gallery Assistant with Public Programs and Exhibitions 

Department:  The Saint John’s Bible and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

Position: The Saint John’s Bible Gallery Assistant with Public Programs and Exhibitions

Description:  40 hours/week during the academic year. Some of these hours will be on Saturdays from Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Term:  2020 Summer – Starting and ending dates determined at time of hire.   Potential for continued work throughout the next school year. 

Contact:  Tim Ternes, Director, The Saint John’s Bible, phone: 320- 363-3351 or email: [email protected]

Function/Description of the Position:

The student working in programming and exhibitions will gain a variety of experiences working with The Saint John’s Bible as well as the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.  The Assistant will work in the gallery for The Saint John’s Bible and will assist the Director of The Saint John’s Bible and HMML Programming as a team member creating exhibitions, working with original materials as well as presenting the library and special collections to the public visitors.  The student will be involved with hosting guests, giving public presentations and tour programs centered around The Saint John’s Bible and HMML’s collections.  The student will assist in the archiving of materials related to the Bible project.  The assistant will help run and maintain the Bible and HMML Galleries.  The student will work to create a series of short videos designed to introduce the HMML collections and its curators to the general public. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Host Guests in The Saint John’s Bible Gallery by serving as docent for the gallery.
  • Observe and participate in the day-to-day operations of the Gallery and Exhibition spaces by attending exhibition planning meetings and education/programming efforts.
  • Assist in the development of program materials for The Saint John’s Bible and HMML.
  • Work with original art and rare artifacts from the HMML collections and The Saint John’s Bible.
  • Assist with hospitality to tour groups as they visit the Library, providing information and periodic presentations.
  • Give formal presentations to tour groups.
  • Organize and transport materials for presentations, exhibitions and events. 
  • Develop and produce a series of short videos which will introduce the HMML collections to a general audience.
  • Work on new exhibitions for The Saint John’s Bible and HMML Galleries.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating tours, events and exhibitions. 
  • Assist the Director on a day to day basis.
  • Provide security and monitoring of The Saint John’s Bible Gallery. 
  • Be responsible for opening, closing and staffing the gallery on Saturday afternoons.
  • Other appropriate duties as they occur.

Minimum Qualifications to perform the duties of the position:

The applicant should have a strong interest in history and/or art.  The student needs to be comfortable with meeting people and giving formal presentations before groups.  Strong writing and speaking skills are essential. The intern should be able to perform basic research at an undergraduate skill level. Attention to detail is necessary as the student will be responsible for gallery safety at times.  Some packing, hauling and lifting for exhibition preparation will be needed now and then. Familiarity with social media platforms is helpful.  Familiarity with video production/editing software is desirable, but not required. 

Due to the public nature of this position, appropriate attire will be required.

To apply, send resumé and letter of application to Tim Ternes at [email protected]

Faculty Development Incentives
HMML invites CSB/SJU faculty to explore the resources of its collections for their teaching needs. HMML Faculty Development Stipends are $75 per diem, and include an orientation to HMML and its collections, training in vHMML and other digital resources, and research support from HMML curators. Faculty Stipends may be used during the academic year or summer, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year.

Activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, individual and departmental curriculum planning; developing new courses and introducing new pedagogical resources available at HMML.

Eligibility
HMML Faculty Development Stipends are awarded only to continuing full- time members of the CSB/SJU faculty. Group project grants may include part-time or adjunct faculty, but the project director must be a continuing, full-time member of the faculty.

Applications: 
HMML Faculty Development Stipends are available throughout the year. A brief project description should be submitted to Matthew Heintzelman, Curator of HMML’s Austria/Germany Study Center ([email protected]). Projects will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the Executive Director of HMML in consultation with the curators.