Oregon State University Resident Scholar Program: Call for Applications

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The Oregon State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) invites applications for its Resident Scholar Program.


Now in its 13th year, the Resident Scholar Program provides research grants to scholars interested in conducting work with SCARC’s archival collections. Stipends of $2500 per month renewable for up to two months (for a total maximum grant award of $5000) are awarded to researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Center. Grant monies can be used for any purpose.


Researchers will be expected to conduct their scholarly activities while in residence at Oregon State University. Historians, librarians, archivists, and independent scholars are invited to apply, as well as graduate, doctoral, or post-doctoral students. The deadlines for submitting proposals is April 15, 2020.


SCARC’s collections are rich in the history of science and technology, natural resources (especially forestry), agriculture, and environmental concerns in the Pacific Northwest. The collections hold particular strength in the history of rural Oregon, including agricultural development, rural sociology, land use, and economic development. To browse the collections, please visit our full collections list, our topical list, or our subject guides.


Detailed information outlining the qualifications necessary for application, as well as the competitve selection process and the conditions under which awards will be made, is available here. Additional information and profiles of past award recipients are also available on our Resident Scholar pages. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at scarc@oregonstate.edu.