Summer Fellows Program


The Kierkegaard Library offers unpaid research fellowships to serious scholars for two to eight weeks in duration during the months of June and July. This Summer Fellows program entitles scholars to use the resources of the Kierkegaard Library while attending required activities: guest lectures, peer presentations, and participation in scholar seminars twice a week. Beyond extensive access to the Kierkegaard Library,  scholars have the opportunity to use the other libraries and facilities of St. Olaf College.

“The Library’s atmosphere encourages the sharing of academic thoughts and opinions in relation to Kierkegaard’s writing and ideas.”

Participants of the program include students at the graduate level and seasoned scholars.  Housing is provided on campus, all other expenses are the responsibility of the scholar. Advanced undergraduates are encouraged to apply to the Young Scholars Program.

The dates for the 2020 Summer Fellows Program will be June 3 to July 31, 2020. Deadline to apply is April 30th.




Please send the following to Eileen Shimota by email or to the address below before April 30, 2020:

  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, Assistant Curator
              Hong Kierkegaard Library
              St. Olaf College
              1520 St. Olaf Avenue
              Northfield, MN 55057

2019 Summer Fellow scholars
  • Andres Albertsen, Argentina
  • Tatiana Badurova, Czech Republic
  • Amber Bowen, USA
  • Patrick Brown, United Kingdom
  • Janaki Challa, USA
  • Dante Clementi, USA
  • Seth Daves, USA
  • Claudine Davidshoefer, USA
  • Patrick Derdall, USA
  • Thomas Gilbert, USA
  • David Heckerl, Canada
  • Eric Illiff, USA
  • Susanne Jakobsen Ilskov, Denmark
  • Jesus Luzardo, USA
  • Jakub Marek, Czech Republic
  • Orjiako Aloysius Oluchukwu, Nigeria
  • Janaki Potocek, Czech Republic
  • Alexander Quanbeck, USA
  • Barney Riggs, United Kingdom
  • Valerie Roberge, Canada
  • Linden Smith, USA
  • Clay Snell, USA
  • Megan Welle, Poland
  • Troy Wellington, USA