The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American
History and Culture, part of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special
Collections Library at Duke University, announces the availability of
travel grants for research travel to our collections.
The John Hope Franklin Research Center seeks to collect, preserve, and
promote the use of printed and manuscript materials bearing on the history
of Africa and people of African descent.
Research grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or
undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project
requiring the use of materials held by the Franklin Research Center. Grant
money may be used for travel, photocopying, and living expenses while
pursuing research at the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
Library. 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, 2011 by 5:00 PM EST.
Recipients will be announced in March 2011. Grants must be used between
April 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 .
For more information and to download a copy of the application form,
Applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Thompson, the Franklin
Research Centerâ€™s research services librarian, before submitting their
application. Past applications have demonstrated that those who spoke with
a staff member about their projects produced stronger applications.
Contact information is listed below:
Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library
Durham, NC 27 708-0185