Research Grant New York
Columbia University, NY, July 1, 2013 – January 1, 2014
Application deadline: Feb 15, 2013
The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from
scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access
to Columbia’s special and unique collections. CUL will award ten (10)
grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can
demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work.
Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located
on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine
Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler
Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript
Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries’ Global
Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2013. Award
notifications will be sent to applicants by April 19, 2013 for research
conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.
To submit an application, assemble the following materials and select
“APPLY” from the top menu on this site:
1. A two-page (maximum) statement of the nature of the research
project and its direct relationship to specific materials in Columbia’s
libraries. It will be important to understand how holdings unique to
Columbia will play a special role in accomplishing the research project.
2. A brief CV (two pages maximum)
3. Two letters of support from persons familiar with the applicant’s
work. These must be included with the completed application form and
NOT sent separately. Letters received separately will not be
Submissions that do not include letters of support will be considered
incomplete and will not be reviewed.