Application for Research Grant 2010-2011 Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library Duke University Contact Information Name Address Telephone E-mail address This application is for a grant offered by: (Check one, two, or three as appropriate) Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History Institutional Affiliation (Please specify department. Leave blank if no affiliation.) Academic Status Faculty Rank: Graduate Student * Must include letter of recommendation from advisor Degree Sought: Master's Ph.D. Principal advisor or thesis director: Undergraduate Student * Must include letter of recommendation from advisor Principal advisor or thesis director: Independent Scholar Intended Product Thesis Dissertation Book Article Other (describe) Date degree expected or date of project completion Deadline: Application must be received or postmarked by January 29, 2010. Research topic (Publication title, or 1-2 sentence summary, including time period being studied) Description of your project (250-500 words) List of relevant collections at Duke University My CV is included in this document. How did you learn about this grant opportunity? Proposed dates of travel to Duke University (May be changed.) This cycle of awards will be for use between March 2010 and August 2011. Estimate of expenses Please provide details of airfare, automobile mileage (Calculate reimbursement at $0.55/mile), bus or rail expenses, local accommodations, meals, photocopies, and parking. Amount of grant support requested (up to $1000) If you wish to apply to more than one research center for support of the same project, please check the appropriate boxes at the top of this form. The total amount granted to any applicant will not exceed $1,000. Signature Date For electronic submission, you may type in your name and date. Deadline: Application must be received or postmarked by January 29, 2010. Grant Submission Instructions We strongly encourage applicants to speak with staff of the respective centers or with Research Services staff before applying for a grant. Past applications have demonstrated that those who spoke with a staff member about their projects produced stronger applications. We can lead you to potential sources of which you may not otherwise be aware. Eligibility: Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project directly related to the collections at Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library in the areas of African and African American documentation, women’s history, and/or sales, advertising and marketing history may apply for a research grant. All applicants must reside beyond a 50 mile radius of Durham, NC. Reimbursable expenses: Grant money may be used for travel to the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library (including air, bus or train fare, mileage for a personal vehicle, or rental car fees), costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here (including meals and lodging). Electronic grant submission is preferred. However, applications by mail will also be accepted (address below). Please do not mail a duplicate application if you submit via email. Step 1: Create 1 document containing the following, saved as Word document or PDF: Grant application form with project description Curriculum vitae Step 2: Email the document as an attachment to RBMSCL_Grants@notes.duke.edu. Step 3: (if applicable) Graduate and undergraduate students or their advisors should mail recommendations to: Research Grants Program attn. Amy McDonald Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library Box 90185 Duke University Durham, NC 27708-0185 The next cycle of awards will be for use between March 2010 and August 2011. Applications must be received or postmarked by January 29, 2010. Awards will be announced during March 2010. Deadline: Application must be received or postmarked by January 29, 2010.
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