Friends of the Princeton University Library
Library Research Grant Application, 2013-2014
(Last Name) (First Name)
Email address: __________________________________________________________
Project title: ____________________________________________________________
Brief summary of collections or materials to be used:
Traveling from where, and proposed dates of visit:
In preparing your budget, please bear in mind that housing in Princeton is limited and
expensive. The Nassau Inn ($149 and up) and the Peacock Inn ($189 and up) are within
walking distance of the library. Outlying motels, which may have shuttles or nearby bus
stops, have rates averaging over $100, though you may be able to find a better deal via
the various travelers’ websites: Priceline, Hotwire, etc. Visit:
http://www.campustravel.com/university/princeton/ for more options. The Princeton
University Housing Department maintains a listing of off-campus apartment rentals. (See:
http://offcampushousing.princeton.edu/index.php) An online campus housing bulletin
board list is here: http://point.princeton.edu/tigertrade/list_auctions.php?category=34.
The Princeton Theological Seminary, which is not part of Princeton University, may have
housing available within their dormitories ($60); email: email@example.com.
A shuttle train links the campus directly to Princeton Junction, which is a stop for
numerous daily New Jersey Transit trains and some Amtrak trains; hence, applicants can
also pursue other, less local housing arrangements.
One should be able to eat reasonably well in Princeton for $35 per day.
Please read the NOTE REGARDING TAXATION on the next page.
Shuttle to Princeton $____________
($33 from Newark, $53 from JFK each way)
Personal auto ($0.55/mile) $____________
Housing ( _____nights @ ___________per night) $____________
Meals ( _____days @ $____________per day) $____________
Total Other: $____________
Total Estimated Costs $____________
(Note: This total will need to be entered in the online form as well.)
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TAXATION:
This research grant is subject to U.S. income tax. If your project is funded, U.S. citizens
and resident aliens will need to complete a W9: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf.
If you are a non-resident alien in the U.S., tax in an amount of up to 30% will be withheld
from your award. However, if your country has a tax treaty with the United States, you
can try to recover the taxes by filing a U.S. tax return. See: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-
pdf/i1040nr.pdf and http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040nr.pdf
All non-resident alien grant recipients are required to complete the substantial presence
While you should not submit these forms with your grant application, if you are
awarded a library research grant, you must complete and return the appropriate forms
before receiving any check can be issued.
Project Narrative Instructions
The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique
resources found in the Princeton University Library collections. Applications will be
considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and
unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including
Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in
the East Asian Library (Gest Collection). Prospective grantees are urged to consult the
Department’s finding aids at http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/ as well as its home page
(http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/) for information about the holdings of the Department,
and the University Library’s homepage (http://library.princeton.edu/) for general
information, and navigation to the Marquand and East Asian Library pages.
Discuss specific collections or materials (i.e. John Foster Dulles Papers; P.E.N. American
Center Records, specific collections of rare books, etc.). and describe how they will be
The general circulating collections and electronic resources of the Princeton
University Library are not relevant for purposes of this grant program.
The narrative should not exceed 1000 words.
(Limit 1000 words; please double space)
Include your curriculum vitae (or résumé) here.