The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants that require use of its resources. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopying, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other sites for research.
The Schlesinger Library offers the following grants:
How to Apply
Applicants must complete and submit the following materials:
- Schlesinger Library grants application form (Download the file to your desktop and use your preferred PDF application to fill in the form and save it. Do not complete the form through your browser as the changes might not be saved.)
- Additional materials
- A project description (no longer than four double-spaced pages in 12-point font) indicating the purpose of the research, the Schlesinger Library holdings to be consulted, and the significance of these holdings to the project overall.
- A résumé no more than two pages long.
- Pforzheimer Fellowship Applicants only: A one-page bibliography of principal secondary sources consulted in designing the research.
Submit the application form and additional materials to email@example.com the deadline of the specified grant. Additional materials should be submitted as a single PDF, arranged in the order listed above, using the following naming convention: lastname_grantname_year.pdf.
On the application form, applicants are required to submit the name of one reference who has agreed to send a supporting letter directly to the library by the deadline of the specified grant. Recommenders should send letters to the attention of the Schlesinger Library Grants Review Committee and email them as a PDF attachment firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the Research Support Grants, Dissertation Grants, and Oral History Grants must be received by Friday, February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced by April 4, 2016, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
Applications for the Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships must be received by Friday, February 19, 2016. Awards will be announced by April 4, 2016, to be used for research at the library from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.