Call for Travel to Collections Proposals, Special & Area Studies Collections, University of Florida

E Haven Hawley's picture
May 17, 2019
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Area Studies, Law and Legal History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Travel grants of up to $2,500 are available to support research between August 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 in the Special and Area Studies Collections of University of Florida. Proposals are due Friday, May 17, 2019, with award notifications expected to be made the week of June 17, 2019.

Evaluation criteria include interdisciplinarity, use of more than one collection, and a tangible publication or scholarly outcome. Awardees must travel 100 miles or farther to be eligible.

Grants are available for research in any of the department's collections and must be used for onsite research. The array of historical materials available are described at:

In addition to the general grants, dedicated funding is available for research on each of the following topics:

* Jewish culture, life, and religion in Florida, Latin America and/or the Caribbean

* African American experience and history

* Constitutional law, and women and people of color in the legal profession

* The American era of the Panama Canal, the Panama Canal Zone and Panama Canal Museum materials

* History of Science, biomedicine and the humanities, and intellectual property

Please direct submissions to Suzan Alteri, head of the Travel to Collections Grant Committee. Submissions must include:

* Title and description of proposed project (approx. 500 words), identifying relevant materials for consultation

* Budget estimate for travel, lodging and other expenses

* Statement affirming applicant's commitment to submit a report (approx. 500 words) at the end of the residency, including permission to use the report for promotions

* CV or resume

* Name, postal address, telephone number, and valid e-mail address

Detailed information is available on the department's homepage, and potential applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Alteri to ensure suitability of proposals. Dates of proposed research should be coordinated with curators.

International scholars are encouraged to apply (J-1 visas are required for visits of 10 days or longer).


Contact Info:, Suzan Alteri, Curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida