Call for Applications

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
January 30, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Political History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

SCHLESINGER LIBRARY GRANTS

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants.

The library’s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights. Manuscripts, books, periodicals, audiovisual material, photographs, and other objects make up the collections. These materials illuminate the lives of ordinary women as well as American icons such as suffragist Alice Paul, Harlem renaissance writer Dorothy West, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, feminist Betty Friedan, the Republican Party activist Anna Chennault, poet June Jordan, chefs Zarela Martinez, and zine author Cindy Crabb, among many more. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project’s potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge, along with its creativity in drawing on the library’s collections. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, scanning, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites. Complete grant information and access to the application portal is available here: https://apply-radcliffe-institute.smapply.io/

 

DISSERTATION GRANTS

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Schlesinger Library invites predoctoral scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic. Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Deadline 
Applications must be received by Sunday, January 30, 2022. Awards will be announced in early April 2022, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

RESEARCH SUPPORT GRANTS

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars and other serious researchers at any career stage beyond graduate school to apply for support for their work in our collections. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Deadline 
Applications must be received by Sunday, January 30, 2022. Awards will be announced in early April 2022, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

TEACHING SUPPORT GRANTS

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Schlesinger Library invites secondary school teachers to apply for support for research in our collections connected to their work in the classroom. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated innovative pedagogy in social studies and history, and whose proposals make a compelling case about the ways materials available only at the Schlesinger Library will be incorporated into the applicant’s curriculum plans. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Deadline
Applications must be received by Sunday, January 30, 2022. Awards will be announced in early April 2022, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.