The Resident Scholar Program, sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center and supported by the Friends of OSU Libraries Fund, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month, renewable for up to three months. (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500) Stipends will be awarded to researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the OSU Libraries Special Collections or University Archives. Grant monies can be used for any purpose.
It is anticipated that applicants would focus their work on one of the four main collecting themes of the Special Collections & Archives Research Center: the history of Oregon State University, natural resources in the Pacific Northwest, multiculturalism in the Pacific Northwest and/or the history of science and technology in the twentieth century. For 2012, proposals that focus on using the history of science and technology collections will receive highest consideration, though proposals can address use of any of the SCARC collections.
Researchers will be expected to conduct their scholarly activities while in residence at Oregon State University. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students as well as independent scholars are welcome to apply. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2012. Applicants will be notified on or before May 18, 2012.
2011 Resident Scholars
- Chris Hables Gray (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- Christopher O'Brien (University of Maine, Farmington)
- Graciela De Souza Oliver (Universidade Federal do ABC)
- Linda Richards (Oregon State University)
2008: Burt Davis (University of Kentucky)
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How To Apply
Detailed information outlining the qualifications necessary for application, as well as the selection process and the conditions under which awards will be made, is available at the following location: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/residentscholar.pdf