Library offers $1,200 research travel awards

Three $1,200 travel grants currently are available to researchers who use collections from the The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, located in Paterno Library, within the University Libraries at Penn State University Park. Application deadline is Feb. 29, and grant recipients will be announced March 31. The grants cover expenses incurred with travel to use University Park resources. Any faculty member, graduate student, or independent scholar with research using the Special Collections Library and living beyond a 100-mile radius of State College, Pa., may apply for the grant. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposed projects with Special Collections staff prior to submission.

-- Two awards supported by the Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award will be given for research using any material in the Special Collections Library.

-- One award supported by the Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Award will be given for research using items related to women writers in the Special Collections Library.

Grant recipients will be expected to use the collection between June to August 2012, and to also participate in an informal public talk about the research project.

Tim Pyatt, head of Special Collections and the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, who created the travel awards using funding from his endowed position, sees this as an opportunity to showcase the wealth of materials in his library. "There is no better way to create a win-win situation for the researcher to gain much-needed unrestricted funding and for us to highlight our collection strengths," Pyatt said.

Additional details are available at For more information, contact Doris Malkmus at 814-865-7931.

Last Updated January 12, 2012