Summer Fellows Program for Research in Residence

Program Description

The Kierkegaard Library offers unpaid research fellowships to serious scholars for two to eight weeks in duration during the months of June and July. Acceptance includes extensive access to the Kierkegaard Library and the opportunity to use the other libraries and facilities of St. Olaf College. Free housing on campus is provided; all other costs are the responsibility of the scholar. Participants of the program include students at graduate level and seasoned scholars. Advanced undergraduates are encouraged to apply to the Young Scholars Program.

The 2018 dates available for summer fellowships are June 6 thru August 4th. The Eighth International Kierkegaard Conference will be held June 13 – 17, 2018. Registration for the conference is required to participate as a Summer Fellow in the month of June. If the dates of the summer fellowship is longer than three weeks, participants may choose the non-residential option as they will already be housed in Rand Hall. Selection of meals for conference registration is personal choice. More information about the conference is found on the right tab.

The Summer Fellows program entitles scholars to use the resources of the Kierkegaard Library while attending required activities that include: guest lectures, peer presentations, and participation in scholar seminars twice a week. The atmosphere encourages sharing of academic thoughts and opinions in relation to Kierkegaard’s writing and ideals.

2017 participants are listed at the bottom of this page.

How to apply:

Please send the following to Eileen Shimota by email or to the address below before March 15, 2018:

  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, preferably directly to
  4. Your preferred dates in residence

Eileen Shimota, Program Coordinator
Hong Kierkegaard Library
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057


  • Anozie Benneth Chukwudum, Nigeria
  • Arthur Bartholo, Brazil
  • Maria Binetti, Argentina
  • Andrew Burgess, USA
  • Roberto Ferreira, Brazil
  • Samuel Filby, USA
  • Ryan Gesme, USA
  • Michael Glass, USA
  • Deidre Green, USA
  • Aline Grunewald, Brazil
  • John Haglund, USA
  • David Heckerl, Canada
  • Claus Juel Henriksen, Denmark
  • Danube Johnson, USA
  • Joshua Kennedy, UK
  • Roman Kralik, Slovak Republic
  • Bjorn Kristenson, USA
  • Irina Kruchinia, Russia
  • David Lappano, Canada
  • Oliver Norman, France
  • Wisdom Onjejiaka, Nigeria
  • Martina Pavlikova, Slovak Republic
  • Michio Ogino, Japan
  • Kevin Onwunali, Nigeria
  • Myron Penner, Canada
  • Valerie Roberge, Canada
  • Troy Smith, USA
  • Patrick Stokes, Australia
  • Susanne Tinley, Denmark
  • Mary Townsend, USA
  • Caleb Vogel, USA