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Research Fellowship

Mark Twain in Study WindowThe Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies offers fellowships-in-residence to scholars pursuing research and/or writing in the field of Mark Twain studies. The Quarry Farm Fellowship program provides free lodging for periods of two weeks to two months at Quarry Farm, where Mark Twain resided and wrote over the course of twenty summers throughout the 1870's and 1880's.

Quarry Farm Fellows have access to the John S. Tuckey Collection of more than two hundred and fifty standard scholarly titles shelved on the premises, and the extensive Michael J. Kiskis Collection, “more later…,” also shelved at Quarry Farm, as well as the Mark Twain Archive located in the Gannett-Tripp Library on Elmira College's nearby campus.

Application is by way of a letter to the Director of the Center.

  1. The letter must specify the nature of the applicant's project and indicate two sets of preferred dates for the residency.
  2. A resume must also accompany the letter.
  3. Forward two letters of reference directly to the Director of the Center.

Facts pertinent to Quarry Farm Fellowships