ADMINISTERED BY THE CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Hagley invites serious researchers to apply for one of our grants to defray the costs of an extended stay intended to use our collections. All grants require applicants to explain how their project will contribute new information to previous scholarship, and how Hagley’s research materials are pertinent to their project.
While at Hagley, grant recipients have many options to participate in our scholarly community as well as pursue their research agenda. These opportunities include participating in Stories from the Stacks, the Hagley Center’s researcher interview program; delivering informal afternoon talks in the library on their research; and writing a blog entry in Hagley’s Collections and Research News. Recipients also may stay in our onsite scholar’s housing, where they will likely meet other researchers.
Grant applicants should contact library staff in advance of submitting their application to help them determine if our collections support their projects. Stories from the Stacks interviews and blog entries by visiting scholars also offer insights into how our collections may be used and are worth reviewing as well.
Grants and fellowships are administered by the Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society.
These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Proposals must demonstrate which Hagley collections might be pertinent to the project.
Applicants should reside more than 50 miles from Hagley, and the stipend is $400. Low-cost accommodations on Hagley's grounds are available on first-come, first serve basis. Researchers who use this housing are strongly encouraged to have a car available for transportation during their residency.
Application Procedure for Exploratory Research Grant
Deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 31
All application materials must be submitted in the order below in one PDF file and sent as an email attachment to Carol Lockman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include following materials:
- Project abstract (maximum length: 150 words)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Project description indicating the scope of your research and the existing scholarship with which you engage (maximum length: 1000 words).
- Summary of the Hagley research materials that you plan to consult during your residency and how you believe that they may be pertinent to your project (maximum length: 500 words).
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