Lemoine-Midelfort Fellowship

The Lemoine-Midelfort Fellowship was established as a memorial to Professor Fannie Lemoine (Classics and Comparative Literature). 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. There are usually 2-3 awards available; the number and amount vary depending on the number of applicants and the variable funds available each year; recent awardees have received between $1000-1500.

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, 2024 and May 31, 2025.

Those who have previously received the fellowship are welcome to apply again, but first consideration will be given to those who have not previously received funding.

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 deadline is March 8, 2024. 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 8, 2024.

2022-2023 recipients:

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

Holly McArthur (Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+), “A New Critical Edition of Flóvents Saga.”

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”