Library offers four $1,500 research travel grant awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Four $1,500 travel grants are currently available to researchers who use collections from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, located in 104 Paterno Library, within the University Libraries at Penn State University Park. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, and grant recipients will be announced March 31. The grants cover expenses incurred with travel between June and August 2014, to use University Park resources. Any faculty member, graduate student or independent scholar with a research project that utilizes the Special Collections Library and lives beyond a 100-mile radius of State College, Pa., may apply for the grant.

Awards will be based on the quality of proposed research and its relevance to Penn State’s special collections holdings. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposed projects with the Special Collections Library staff prior to submission. Grant recipients are expected to participate in an informal public talk about the research project.

Grants include:
• The Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award supports one award for research using any material in the Special Collections Library.
• The Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Award supports two awards for researchers working on a project including women writers that would benefit from use of materials in the Special Collections Library.
• The Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives Research Travel Award supports one award for researchers working on a project pertaining to the history of the Eighth Air Force during World War II.

Tim Pyatt, head of the Special Collections Library and the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, created the travel awards as an opportunity to showcase the wealth of materials in the collections. Now in its third year, the awards program gives scholars funding to pursue their research and highlights strengths of the collection.

See additional details and view last year's winners.

For more information, contact Doris Malkmus djm51@psu.edu or 814-863-4338

Last Updated January 17, 2014