Summer Fellows Program

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.

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

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 the sharing of academic thoughts and opinions in relation to Kierkegaard’s writing and ideas.

The dates for the 2019 Summer Fellows Program will be June 11 to August 2. Deadline to apply is March 30th.



Application Process

Please send the following to Eileen Shimota by email or to the address below before March 30, 2019:

  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

2018 Summer Fellow scholars
  • Wesley Bergen, United States
  • Christopher Barba Cabrales, Italy
  • Maria Binetti, Argentina
  • Amber Bowen, United States
  • Kristian Cardell, United States
  • Janaki Challa, United States
  • Dante Clementi, United States
  • Alipio Santiago Dacosta, Spain
  • Anthony Eagan, United States
  • Majk Feldmeier, Germany
  • Deidre Green, United States
  • Ruby Guyatt, England
  • David Heckerl, Canada
  • Susanne Jakobsen Tinley, Denmark
  • Todd Janke, United States
  • Wojtek Kaftanski, Poland
  • Joshua Kennedy, England
  • Irina Kruchinina, United States
  • Patrik Lenghart, Slovakia
  • Paulo Henrique Lopes, Brazil
  • Carolyn Mackie, Canada
  • Jakub Marek, Czech Republic
  • Oliver Norman, France
  • Marcos Norris, United States
  • Adam Nuske, United States
  • Stephen Oguji, Nigeria
  • Orijako Aloysius Oluchukwu, Nigeria
  • Valerie Roberge, Canada
  • Casey Spinks, United States
  • Troy Wellington Smith, United States
  • Nehama Verbin, Israel
  • Lawrence Wang, United States
  • Fernanda Winter, Brazil