Lemoine-Midelfort Fellowship

The Lemoine-Midelfort Fellowship was established as a memorial to Professor Fannie Lemoine (Classics and Comparative Literature) and awards up to $1500/applicant. The fellowship is intended to assist a dissertator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with travel or other expenses that will allow significant advancement towards completion of the dissertation on a medieval topic.

Applicants should be in the active research phase of the dissertation — that is, the applicant must at least have passed prelims, but the dissertation should still require at least a year of work before the defense. Any money awarded must be spent between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024.

The application consists of four parts:

1) an abstract of the dissertation (no more than 2 pages double-spaced which includes the dissertation director’s name)

2) an outline of the research to be undertaken with the funds and a budget (maximum 2 pages)

3) a current Curriculum Vitae

4) a brief letter of endorsement from the dissertator’s primary advisor

The new deadline is March 1 2023. Applications will be judged by a committee made up of Medieval Studies Program faculty.

Please send the application as a single PDF document (containing parts 1-3) attached to an email to the Director of Medieval Studies, Professor Lisa Cooper (lhcooper@wisc.edu).  The dissertation advisor’s letter should be sent independently to the Director of Medieval Studies by the same deadline of March 1 2023.

2021-22 recipients:

Tania Kolarik (Art History), “The Fabric of the Trecento: The Culture of Textiles in the Long Fourteenth Century”

Claire Kilgore (Art History), “Sensing the Bodily Interior: Pregnancy and the Generative Body in Religious and Medical Practice in Late Medieval Germany”

Sarah Friedman (English), “Spectacular Pain: The Male Experience of Women’s Suffering in Late Medieval England”