The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2022.
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, rare books, or other materials in the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, is eligible.
The Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center is the principal repository of rare books, manuscripts, and archives in the University of Chicago Library.
Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.
Awards will be made based on the applicant's ability to complete the proposed on-site research successfully within the time frame of the fellowship. Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and the extent to which University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research.
Up to $3,500 of support will be awarded directly to the Fellows to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2022. Notice of awards will be made by March 11, 2022, for use between June 13, 2022, and September 16, 2022.
Information about application requirements and a link to the application for can be found on the 2022 Platzman Fellowship announcement page.
For additional information, contact Catherine Uecker, Head of Research and Instruction, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.
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