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 now accepting applications for our 2020 Library Researchers Awards, including our Researchers in Residence program and the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study. Scroll down for more details on each of these programs and to learn more about past awardees. You can also read our 2020 Library Researchers Awards flier here to see more about eligibility and how to apply.
All awardees must be available (and have their own visa, if a non-resident/citizen) for a residency on the Oak Spring estate in Upperville, Virginia.
All Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study applicants must be a current candidate for a degree or have graduated within the last five years, and currently be engaged in research that would be facilitated by access to the Oak Spring Garden Library collection.
Applicants for the Researchers in Residence Program may be at any level of education or in their career, but must have an engaging research focus that relates to the Library’s resources.
Fellowship vs. Residency Applications:
The Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study is a $10,000 grant and two-week residency for one awardee in 2020.
There will be multiple Researchers in Residence in 2020, each who will be awarded a $750 grant as part of a one or two week residency falling within the following periods, when a community of artists will also be residing on-site: Summer (May 31st - July 10th, 2020) and Fall (September 20th - October 30th, 2020).
The button below will take you to our application portal, where you will be prompted to create an application profile. Please note that you are able to save drafts of your application, log out, and return to your draft application at any time before the application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the application process or requirements, please email email@example.com. Applications must be completed by August 11, 2019.
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.