As part of our mission, we support and host artists and researchers of all kinds who are influenced by a sense of place, including the natural world and humankind’s place in it. The Oak Spring Garden Library is a unique resource of rare and significant material for researchers exploring variety of subjects, including natural history, landscape design, and voyages of discovery. To see if any of the Library materials resonate with your work, read our Guide to Exploring the Oak Spring Garden Library Collection.
Researchers engage with Oak Spring through either a residency or fellowship program, as detailed below. Artists interested in OSGF’s programming are welcome to apply for residency and a fellowship on our Artists Page.
Library Research Awards
We are no longer accepting applications for our 2020 Library Researchers Awards, but will announce our 2021 call for applications in the first quarter of 2020. These include our Researchers in Residence program and the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study. Scroll down to learn about past awardees who have studied in the Library. You may also read our 2020 Library Researchers Awards flier here to understand how our past awards have been structured.
Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study
OSGF awards one Fellow annually for the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study. The selected Stacy Lloyd III Fellow is awarded $10,000 and a two-week residency at Oak Spring.
Researchers in Residence
The Researchers in Residence Program is a new component of OSGF’s emerging programming to support outstanding researchers working in some area related to plants, gardens, and landscapes. It provides researchers the opportunity to have a dedicated period of focused activity on their research in a peaceful rural environment, as well as access to rare primary sources and reference materials held in the Oak Spring Garden Library.
Researchers in Residence will be awarded a $750 grant as part of a one or two week residency.
For more information on the residency, including our site, accommodations, and resources, read our 2020 OSGF Residency Handbook.