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.
Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, pictorial, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library. They honor the memory of Henry Belin du Pont, a founding trustee and long-time supporter of Hagley, and are funded in part by the Henry Belin du Pont Memorial Fund which supports access to and use of Hagley's research collections.
These grants are intended to support serious scholarly work that makes use of Hagley's research collections and expands on prior scholarship. Application materials should explain the research project's focus, methodology, engagement with existing scholarship, and the intended product, as well as Hagley collection(s) to be used during the proposed grant residency. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their application.
Research grants are awarded for the length of time needed to make use of Hagley collections for a specific project. The stipends are for a maximum of eight weeks and are pro-rated at $400/week for recipients who reside more than 50 miles from Hagley, and $200/week for those within 50 miles.
Funded scholars are expected to participate in seminars which meet periodically, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, and other public programs offered during their tenure. A research report is due one month after the end of the residency at Hagley.
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.
Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants Application Procedure
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 they are pertinent to your project (maximum length: 500 words).
- Please incude the number of weeks you are requesting to do your research at Hagley.
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