Summer Research Travel Awards

Summer Research Travel Awards

Awards of $1,500 to be used for travel to the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State’s University Park campus to utilize the Library’s collections for academic research are available in the following areas:

  • Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award
    This award supports researchers using any of the Eberly Family Special Collection Library’s collections. Collecting strengths can be found via the Special Collections Library web pages.
  • Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Award
    This award supports researchers whose work focuses on women writers, and who would benefit from the use of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library’s collections.
  • Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives Research Travel Award
    This award supports researchers utilizing the Eighth Air Force archive, 1939-2009 at the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.
  • Mary Ann O'Brian Malkin Research Travel Award
    This award supports researchers whose work focuses on the history of dance and dance notation, and who would benefit from using the Malkin collection of early dance, 1531-1804.
  • William W. Scranton Research Travel Award

    This award supports research in the personal papers of the late Governor William W. Scranton covering his legacy as a Pennsylvania congressional representative (1961-1963), governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1963-1967), chair of the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest, presidential candidate (1964); and U.S. representative to the United Nations (1976-1977).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Applicants may not be Penn State faculty, staff, or students.
  • Applicants and their research topics must meet the individual requirements of the award for which they apply.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Application Form, which includes uploading a CV.
  • Applications are due by (2020 dates TBD), and recipients will be notified before (TBD).

Award Use Requirements

  • Award recipients can use the awarded funds for any expenses encumbered during their visit to the Eberly Family Special Collections Library; however, research visits must take place June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.
  • Award recipients may be subject to tax implications, depending on how the awarded funds are spent.  For international award recipients, this may include tax implications in the United States and in their country of origin.

Contact Instruction & Outreach Specialist, Katelyn Dion Town, at kmd5013@psu.edu with any questions or concerns.