Student Research at Yale Library

Student Research at Yale Library - on view October through April

Through this opportunity two students are selected to curate two exhibit cases each, based on a completed paper or research project, using materials from the Yale Libraries. The selected students will learn how to transform their completed paper or research project into a physical exhibit utilizing production tools, templates, technical expertise, and guidance from Yale Library’s exhibit professionals.

The majority of the curatorial work occurs in the spring semester with an exhibition opening the following fall. Exhibit staff coordinate schedules, deadlines, and management of collections materials.  

Proposal submission:

  • Proposals are no longer being accepted for this opportunity. Check back in early Fall 2023 for updated information.


  • Yale College sophomores, juniors, graduate and professional students.


  • Proposals due: end of November 2023
  • Selected students notified December 2023
  • Exhibition development and production: January – May 2024
  • Opening reception and exhibit tour: October 2024
  • Exhibition on view: October 2024 through April 2025

If you are considering this opportunity:

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the past exhibit Web page.

Listen to past Student Research at YUL curators: