Fellowship Opportunities

The Lloyd Library & Museum provides funds for research at the Library for one to three months. Research projects funded by the fellowships require on-site use of the Library’s collections. Two types of stipends are available. Both require a project at the end of the award period.

This program funds professional artists to create work based on research at the Library.  2020 Artist-in-Residence details and application

Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship
This program funds academic research using the Lloyd Library & Museum's collections. 2020 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship details and application

Application deadline is November 1, 2019.



2019 Artists-in-Residence

Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker of the artist duo Future Retrieval, began their research-based work at the Lloyd Library in January 2019. Their research will culminate with the creation of an immersive installation on display at the Lloyd Library in September. Davis and Parker attended the Kansas City Art Institute from 1999 to 2003 and received Bachelor of Fine Art degrees in ceramics, followed by Master of Fine Arts degrees in ceramics from The Ohio State University. Both are currently professors at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Since 2008, they have collaborated under the name Future Retrieval, making objects that combine new technology, porcelain and good craft. They exhibited both nationally and internationally and have served as artists-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska; The Pottery Workshop and the International Studio in Jingdezhen, China; Dresdner Porzellan in Freital, Germany; and as Smithsonian Artist Research Fellows at the National Museum of Natural History and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

2018 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship Recipients

Heather Chacón, Assistant Professor of English at Greensboro College, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and has published in leading scholarly journals dedicated to American Literature and/or the medical humanities while working on her book manuscript, tentatively titled Health Movements: Medicine, Empire, and Commerce in 19th Century American Literature and Culture.

Project: Health Movements: Medicine, Empire, and Commerce in 19th Century American Literature and Culture

Chacón will conduct research to inform two chapters of her upcoming book. In conjunction with John Uri Lloyd’s novels, she will explore Lloyd’s literary and scientific archives as well as nineteenth and twentieth century medical literature to contextualize her literary analysis within a medico-historical perspective. She will also examine how author and reformer Fanny Fern used nineteenth century debates surrounding homeopathy and the efficacy of patent medicines in her novel Ruth Hall (1855), ultimately aligning effective homeopathic medical treatment with successful writing by women.

Cole Imperi is a dual-Certified Thanatologist and designer. Thanatology is the study of death and associated practices including the needs of the terminally ill and their families. In addition to hosting the podcast, Life, Death & Tarot, and making frequent public speaking appearances, Imperi is owner of Doth, a branding and strategy agency.

Project: Rooted in Death, Growing in Grief

Plants and herbs have been used for centuries in the care of the dying and those grieving a loss. Teas, tinctures, salves and even plants grown near the home have been part of traditions including shamanism, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and Appalachian culture to assist the dying and their loved ones. Imperi will gather information around the intersection of plants and death and share it through a scholarly paper, workshop and lecture.

2019 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship Recipients

M. Kat Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley, held the position of Ethnoecologist for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and is the author of the book Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources.

Project: Useful Plants of the American Indian and theImmigrant: Cross-Cultural Sharing of Ethnobotanical Legacies in Early Modern America

Anderson will research the cultural exchanges between American Indians with immigrants who came from Asia and Europe between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries focusing on the sharing of rich ethnobotanical traditions of wild plant gathering, their uses, and tending the habitats from which they come of the three respective continents. She will explore how these ethnobotanical legacies provided connection between these cultures and the important role of American Indians in enriching the practice of American medicine, as well as how modern agriculture has directly benefited from the millennia of Indian stewardship of the NorthAmerican landscape.

Amy Welling Gregg is a social justice scholar, lecturer and adjunct professor with a focus on the intersection of race, gender and class in American History. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University. Her doctoral research focused on the history of American medicine and pharmacy and how the process of professionalization impacted medicinal practices used by American Indians, African Americans, women and working class practitioners.

Project: Nineteenth-Century American Medicine: The Implications of Professionalism, Capitalism, and Implicit Bias

Gregg’s fellowship research will allow her to expand and enhance her dissertation for publication by accessing the Eclectic Medical College records, works by H.W. Felter, and the 1910 Flexner Report.