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 LSpecial Collections website.
- 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).
- 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.
- Complete the Application Form, which includes uploading a CV.
- Applications are due by April 1, 2020, and recipients will be notified before May 1, 2020.
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, 2020 to August 31, 2020.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.