Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library and its research centers provide travel grants
of up to $1000 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at Duke. Currently, travel
grants are available for work in the following research centers in the RBMSCL:
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History
The RBMSCL will be offering three new grants this year for scholars interested in using German Studies and Judaica
collections. Additional information about applying for one of these three grants will be available on this website soon.
These new grants will have a later deadline.
Who is eligible?
Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the
use of materials held by any of the three research centers is eligible to apply.
All applicants must reside outside of
a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.
Research topics should be strongly supported by the collections of the research center. We encourage each prospective
grant applicant to discuss his or her research project and the RBMSCL collections that might support it with each center's
reference archivist before submitting an application.
• The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
• The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and
• The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History
What expenses does the grant cover?
• Transportation expenses, including air, train, or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle;
and parking fees
• Photocopying and reproduction expenses
Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted
original receipts to the RBMSCL