The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. In January of each year we plan to award up to five $1,000 travel grants.
The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an internationally recognized research center and archives focused on the history of information technology. CBI conducts major research projects; publishes books and articles; and collects, processes, and provides open public access to the most diverse and extensive collection of archival materials on computing, software, and networking in the world. CBI collections include the records of corporations, technical and trade associations, personal papers, industry publications, oral histories, photographs, film/video, and an extensive reference library. The Norberg Travel Fund is named for CBI’s founding director, Arthur L. Norberg, and is funded by generous gifts from his friends and colleagues.
Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that describes the overall research project, identifies the importance of specific CBI collections, and discusses the projected outcome (journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.). Applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the extensive on-line finding guides to CBI’s 200-plus archival collections at www.cbi.umn.edu/collections/archmss.html. Applicants should estimate how many days they plan to use CBI collections during their visit (travel should generally be in the calendar year of the award). To be eligible, scholars will reside outside the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Recipients will be asked to do a short write-up about their research visit for the CBI Newsletter.
Notification of awards will be made by mid-February, and travel can commence directly thereafter. Questions pertaining to collection content and access can be directed to R. Arvid Nelsen, CBI Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct questions about the Arthur Norberg Travel Fund to Jeffrey Yost, CBI Associate Director, email@example.com, 612.624.5050. For additional information, see www.cbi.umn.edu.
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation email will be sent once your application has been received.
Alternatively, applications may be mailed to:
Charles Babbage Institute: Norberg Travel Grant
211 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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