The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System. Awards of up to $2,000 each are available to scholars living in the United States and $3,000 to those from elsewhere around the world. Scholars may be asked to share their research experience with UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students on an informal basis during their visit. A short follow-up report is also requested at the completion of their stay.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants should meet one of the following:
- Researchers who have earned a Ph.D.
- Ph.D. candidates with an approved dissertation
Applicants' proposals should state the specific areas and unique collections to be used in our libraries and provide information as to why these collections will be of crucial benefit to the research. Scholars wishing to delve into the vast resources of the Wisconsin Historical Society are encouraged to apply, as specific funding is reserved via the John A. Peters Fellowship Endowment.
Applications are due December 31 of any year with decisions made in February. Recipients of the grants must use their awards within twelve months beginning April 1 of that year.