Travel grant for John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture

The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, thanks to generous funding from GlaxoSmithKline, is offering travel grants for scholarly research in the collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

The John Hope Franklin Research Center collects and makes available materials that document the experience of African and African Americans in a wide range of subspecialties. Primary source collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records are augmented with numerous print sources like books and periodicals. Areas of strength within the holdings of the Rubenstein Library include but are not limited to: history of South Africa, travel and exploration of the African continent, slavery in the American South, Jim Crow in America, Civil Rights, the African American experience in Durham, and 20th century African American Intellectuals.

Any faculty, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center is eligible to apply. Grant money may be used for travel and living expenses while pursuing research at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.

Applicants are encouraged to search the Rubenstein Library catalogue to ascertain if collections match with their research topics.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2014 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced March 28, 2014. Grants must be used between April 2014 and June 2015.

For more information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit the grant homepage.

Research grant: Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Bok & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to our collections in Durham, North Carolina.

The Sallie Bingham Center documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records complement print sources such as books and periodicals. Particular strengths of the Sallie Bingham Center are feminism in the U.S., women’s prescriptive literature from the 19th & 20th centuries, girls’ literature, zines, artist’s books by women, gender & sexuality, and the history & culture of women in the South.

Mary Lily Research grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, artist, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the Sallie Bingham Center. Travel and living expenses while pursuing research at the Rubenstein Library will be reimbursed up to the grant amount after completion of travel. Applicants must live outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.

The deadline for application is January 31, 2014 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2014.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Bingham Center’s website.