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.
Library Scholars Awards
We are now accepting applications for our 2020 Library Scholars Awards, including our Scholars 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 Scholars Awards flier here.
All applicants for both the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study and the Scholars in Residence Program 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. The 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.
Fellowship vs. Residency Applications:
All applicants will be considered for the Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study (a $10,000 grant and two-week residency for one awardee in 2020). Applicants can optionally elect to be considered the Scholar in Residence program (a $750 grand as part of a one-to-two week residency during periods determined by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
For more information on the residency, including our site, accommodations, and resources, read our 2020 OSGF Residency Handbook.