As part of our mission, we support and host artists and scholars 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 scholars doing research on a variety of subjects, including natural history, landscape design, and voyages of discovery. To see if any of the Library materials resonate with your work, you can visit our Library Page or search our database here.
Scholars 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.
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.
Scholar in Residence
The Scholar in Residence Program is a new component of OSGF’s emerging programming to support outstanding scholars working in some area related to plants, gardens, and landscapes. It provides scholars 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.
All scholar residents are provided reimbursement for ground transportation, housing accommodation, and business-hour access to the materials and study spaces in the Oak Spring Garden Library.
Beginning this year, we will accept applications to our Scholars in Residence Program along with our Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship. Finalists will be given the opportunity to join our Scholar in Residence Program and the top applicant will be awarded the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship. For the 2020 program, the application period will run from March 2019 to August 2019. Please check our Opportunities Page and sign up for our E-newsletter to stay up-to-date.
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.