Call for Proposals: Travel to Collections Grants

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June 1, 2018
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Travel grants of up to $2,500 are available to support research in the Special and Area Studies Collections Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at University of Florida. Proposals are due Friday, June 1, 2018, with award notifications the week of July 1, 2018. Research must be undertaken between August 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

University of Florida collections are exceptionally broad and deep for the study of global and Florida topics. Collection strengths include Latin America and the Caribbean, Judaica, African wildlife conservation, world and Florida maps, historical Anglo-American children's literature, and Florida history, literature, politics, and architecture.

Awards support research onsite in Gainesville, Florida. Proposals for interdisciplinary or multi-collection topics, projects matched closely to strengths of the collections, and with a tangible outcome will receive preference.

Researchers from the U.S. or abroad are encouraged to apply. Awards are made without regard to nationality, with travel costs a consideration in amount of award. In addition to general travel grants, specific funds have been earmarked for proposals relating to constitutional studies, the Panama Canal Zone, and biomedicine and the humanities.

Details of the travel grant program and descriptions of collections may be found at:

Contact Info: 

Florence M. Turcotte

Florida Literary Manuscripts Curator

Department of Special and Area Studies Collections

George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

352-273-2767 *

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