Summer Fellows Program for Research in Residence

Program Description

The Kierkegaard Library offers fellowships to scholars for from two to eight weeks in duration, usually in June and July. Acceptance includes free housing on campus as well as access to the libraries and other facilities of St. Olaf College. Acceptances are normally made to students at graduate level or to mature scholars. Advanced undergraduates are encouraged to apply to the Young Scholars Program.

Small stipends are available to qualified scholars who have been accepted for the program and can demonstrate financial need.

Note: In 2016, the dates will be: June 1 through July 31

How to apply:

Please send the following to Eileen Shimota by email or to the address below before March 15, 2016:

  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae or other description of your qualifications
  2. A description of your proposed research project and your reasons for wanting to use the collection
  3. Two (2) academic recommendations
  4. Your preferred dates in residence

Eileen Shimota, Assistant
Hong Kierkegaard Library
St. Olaf College
1510 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057


  • Dr. Yasmin Akis ( Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey)
  • Dr. Stephen Backhouse (St. Mellitus College, London, UK)
  • Dr. Leo Cabranes-Grant (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Michael Carper (Lindenwood University)
  • Gabriel Leao Augusto Costa Santos Nascimento ( Freelance Reporter- Revista ESPN; degrees from Faculdade Casper Libero and Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie,Sao Paolo, Brazil)
  • Matthew Davenport (Tufts University and Boston College)
  • Anthony Eagan (St. John’s College–Santa Fe, MA )
  • Roberto Ferreira ( Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Meghan Florian (Queens University of Charlotte, NC)
  • Dr. Joshua Furnal (Dartmouth College)
  • James Gillard (Harvard Div. School, MTS candidate; UK citizen)
  • Dr. Kenneth Gilmore (University of Mississippi)
  • Jacob Given (Villanova, MA candidate)
  • Aaron Goldman (Harvard ; Committee on the Study of Religion, PhD candidate)
  • Francisco Javier Gonzalez Frausto. (University of Guadalajara graduate, Mexico)
  • Dr. Alessandra Granito (Universita “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pecara, Chieti Scalo, Italy)
  • Dr. Deidre Green (Soren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen; Claremont Graduate University, PhD Religion)
  • John Haglund (St. John’s College, Oxford, PhD candidate; US citizen)
  • Kaije Hayne (University of Mississippi)
  • Duldina Kurtovic. (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina; Stenseth Fellow, 2015
  • Irene Melendo Millan (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Wei Kuang Pan (Lucilla) ( Emory, PhD candidate)
  • Timothy Rothhaar (Marquette)
  • Troy Wellington Smith ( University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  • Dr. Leo Stan (York University, Toronto, Canada)
  • Corey Steiner (Boston College, MA 2015)
  • Dr. Robert Stern (Sheffield University, UK )
  • Dr. Velga Vevere (University of Latvia)
  • Manuel Andres Zelada Pierrend  (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)