Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellows

The Kierkegaard House Foundation is seeking to award at least one fellowship per year, with residence periods that typically extend from September 1 through August 31; shorter periods will be considered. A fellowship includes a stipend of $1500 per month and guest housing at the Kierkegaard House.  Both pre-doctorate and post-doctorate candidates are invited to apply, with the board seeking to support a balance between emerging and established scholars.  In addition to the usual scholarly qualifications, the Foundation looks for applicants who will interact, as appropriate, with St Olaf undergraduate students and with the wider college community. A written report or summary at the conclusion of the fellowship period is required.

How to apply: 

For full consideration, by November 1 of the year before the beginning of the fellowship period, send to Gordon Marino electronic copies of the following:

1. 1-2 page cover letter with the proposed dates of residence and a brief personal narrative about the applicant’s background and how it relates to the proposed project.
2. An updated curriculum vitae, including information about language competence relevant to the research project.
3. A 3-5 page description of the research project, including plans for the use of library resources and a timetable for the completion of the project. Attach a bibliography.
4.Two letters of recommendation, preferably directly from the recommenders.
5. If available and appropriate, a brief list of relevant writings by the applicant submitted electronically by links or attachments.

The awards are announced on or about December 15.

2015-16 Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellowship recipients:
Martijn Boven (The University of Groningen, The Netherlands)  9/1/15 – 8/31/16
Dr. Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced)  5/1/16 – 8/31/16
Dr. Will Williams
(Baylor University)  7/1/15 – 4/30/16

 

 


2014-15 Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellows

Christina Danko  (9/1/14-5/31/15)  Claremont Graduate University (PhD Philosophy, 2015)
Dr. Andras Nagy (9/1/14 – 6/1/15) 
Budapest, Hungary; Associate Professor, Dept. of Theater Studies, University of Pannonia at Veszprem .

Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellowship Recipients 2004-2014

1. Patricia Dip  (5/24/04-9/20/04)           Argentina
2. John Lippitt (9/1/04-8/31/05)          UK
3. Oscar Parcero Oubinya (9/10/04 – 6/19/05)          Spain
4. Dolors Perarnau Vidal (9/10/04-6/19/05)          Spain
5. Leo Stan (6/1/05 – 6/30/06)          Romania, Canada
6. Almut Furchert (6/1/05 -5/15/06)          Germany
7. Toshi Hachiya (9/1/05 – 8/31/06)          Japan
8. Roy Sellars (9/1/05    -8/31/06)          UK
9. Narve Strand (5/15/06-12/20/06)          Norway
10. Maria Jose Binetti (5/21/06 –  11/15/06)          Argentina
11. Gabriel Merigala (6/24/06 – 5/31/07)          India
12. William McDonald (7/7/06 – 11/12/06)          Australia
13. John Poling (9/1/06 –  4/30/07)          USA
14. Myron Penner (1/1/07 – 5/31/07)          Canada, UK
15. Soren Landkildehus (1/7/07 –1/31/08)          Denmark, UK
16. Patrick Stokes (7/18/07 – 12/18/07)           Australia
17. Tamara Marks (9/1/07-7/31/08)          USA
18. Simon Podmore  (2/1/08 -1/15/09)          UK
19. Jamie Turnbull (1/1/09 – 12/31/09)          UK
20. Antony Aumann  (7/1/09 – 6/30/10)          USA
21. Richard Purkarthofer (1/11/10-12/31/10)          Austria, Germany, Denmark
22. John Varughese (5/1/10-4/30/11)           India
23. Wojtek Kaftanski (1/1/11 -6/30/11)          Poland
24. Peder Jothen (1/1/11-6/30/11)           USA
25. Adam Buben (7/1/11 – 7 /31/12)          USA
26. Michael Tilley (9/1/11/-8/1/12)          USA
27. Irina Kruchinina (7/1/12 – 2/28/13)          Russia
28. Carl Hughes (9/2/12-8/31/13)          USA
29. Deidre Green (3/1/13-8/31/13)          USA
30. Carson Seabourn Webb (9/1/13-8/31/13)          USA
31. Silvia Vignati (9/1/13 – 3/31/14)          Italy/Germany/Denmark
32. David Lappano (3/1/13-8/31/13)          Canada/UK

Prior to this period, 1998-2003,  The Kierkegaard House Foundation provided what were referred to by Howard Hong as “residencies for visiting scholars”.  This involved providing rooms at the Heath Creek apartments at the Hongs’ home as needed for scholars using the Kierkegaard Library.  In 1999, Howard Hong reported on 9 “residencies” for Kierkegaard scholars.  Some were very short-term;  some were longer stays. These stays did not involve formal fellowship stipends from the Foundation.