The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History is an annual award of up to $2,000 for research in any area of the history of printing in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letterforms. There are no geographical or chronological limitations on the subject: it may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Printing history-related study with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
2023 Cover Sheet (application and info)
The fellowship, named for the first donor of the fellowship, was started in 2002. In January 2008 APHA named this program the “Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History” and designated the winners of the competition as “Mark Samuels Lasner Fellows.”
From 2003 to 2007, funding for the fellowship depended on an individual donor. To ensure the permanence of the Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History, APHA is actively engaged in raising an endowment. Our goal is a $50,000 endowment to provide a $2,000 annual award. To donate to the fund, download the APHA fellowship-pledge form.
Each fellowship competition is announced in the autumn preceding the period of the award, and the recipient is announced at APHA’s annual meeting.
|2021||Marina Garone Gravier|
|2019||Wei Jin Darryl Lim|
|2014||L. Elizabeth Upper|
|2009||Jacob W. Lewis|
|2008||Pablo Alvarez and Keli E. Rylance|
|2003||John A. Lane|