Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships - Summer 2019
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2019. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, and rare books in Special Collections, is eligible.
The Special Collections Research Center is the principal repository of rare books, manuscripts, and archives in the University of Chicago Library: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/scrc/.
Rare books and early manuscripts in Special Collections include Homer, Byzantine Gospels and liturgical texts, Renaissance humanism, court and manorial documents of the Bacon family, history of science and medicine, printed works of Frederick Chopin, historical children’s books, European Jewish life and culture, and English and American modern poetry.
Archives and modern manuscript strengths include early Ohio River valley history; Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Civil War era; social sciences and social welfare policy; physics, astrophysics, and geophysical science; theology and history of religions; Poetry magazine and modern poetry; post-World War II nuclear policy, Cold War intellectual politics, and world constitutionalism; urban history; Chicago medical history; and Chicago jazz.
Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is March 4, 2019. Notice of awards will be made by March 29, 2019, for use between June 10, 2018, and September 27, 2019.
Dan Meyer, Director
Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships
Special Collections Research Center
The University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637