The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of research travel grants of up to $1000 to use collections of the following research centers:
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
- John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
- History of Medicine
The Rubenstein Library also offers two fellowships of $1,500 for scholars interested in using our German Studies and Jewish Studies collections. Please note that each of these fellowships has a different application process than our other grants.
Anyone who wishes to use materials from the designated collections for historical research is eligible to apply, regardless of academic status. Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply for the research travel grants. All applicants must reside beyond a 100-mile radius of Durham, N.C.
Research Travel Grants support projects that present creative approaches, including historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works. The research topic must be appropriate to the individual centers offering travel grants. We encourage each applicant to discuss his or her research project and the Rubenstein Library collections that might support it with our reference archivist before submitting an application.
Grant money may be used for: transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees); accommodations; and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.
The deadline for application is January 29, 2016 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2016. Grants must be used between April 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
Research Services and Collection Development Librarian
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture