The Paul Auster Research Library Visiting Fellowship 2025 and 2026

Mar 13, 2024

The Department of English, German and Romance Studies calls for applications for the one-month annual Paul Auster Research Library Visiting Fellowship at University of Copenhagen in 2025 or 2026.

The Paul Auster Research Library currently holds a collection of Paul Auster’s manuscripts kindly provided by his publishers in electronic form in several languages, i.e English, German, Danish, Swedish, Greek etc.



  • We invite projects that will make use of the Auster Collection in studies of Auster’s verbal and/or visual work either in isolation or in broader literary and/or cinematic contexts.
  • The Fellowship offers a fee of DKK 20.000 to cover the Visiting Fellow’s expenses for a one-month stay in Copenhagen in the course of either 2025 or 2026. Travel expenses to and from Copenhagen will also be covered or partly covered.
  • The Visiting Fellow will be affiliated with The Department of English, German and Romance Studies for the duration of their stay. Office space, library access and internet will be provided.

Selection process

Applications must contain a short project description, CV and plan for the one-month stay in Copenhagen clearly stating when the applicant would like to take residence. The Auster Visiting Fellow will be expected to give a lecture or seminar on their work during their stay at Copenhagen University (preferably in the course of the academic term).


Current edition: Deadline for applications is 25 April 2024 submitted to Mette Seistrup.

For further information please consult The Paul Auster Research Library webpage  or contact administrator Mette Seistrup.