Research Grant: University of Florida

Grants for Travel to Collections at University of Florida

Travel grants of up to $2,500 are available to support research in the Special and Area Studies Collections Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at University of Florida. Proposals are due Friday, June 1, 2018, with award notifications the week of July 1, 2018. Research must be undertaken between August 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

University of Florida collections are exceptionally broad and deep for the study of global and Florida topics. Collection strengths include Latin America and the Caribbean, Judaica, African wildlife conservation, world and Florida maps, popular culture, historical Anglo-American children’s literature, and Florida history, literature, politics, and architecture.

Awards support research onsite in Gainesville, Florida. Proposals for interdisciplinary or multi-collection topics, projects matched closely to strengths of the collections, and with a tangible outcome will receive preference.

Researchers from the U.S. or abroad are encouraged to apply. Awards are made without regard to nationality, with travel costs a consideration in amount of award. In addition to general travel grants, specific funds have been earmarked for proposals relating to constitutional studies, the Panama Canal Zone, and biomedicine and the humanities.

Details of the travel grant program and descriptions of collections may be found at: www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/Travel2CollectionsCFP.pdf

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

1. Nature of the Award

1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

2. Purpose of the Award
2.1 The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

3. Eligibility

3.1 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
(b) Have completed all course work; and
(c) Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

3.2 Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

4. Administration

4.1 The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

5. Nominations

5.1 Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.

5.2 The submission package should include the following:
(a) The accepted dissertation proposal;
(b) A description of the work done to date;
(c) A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member;
(d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information.

6. Selection of the Awardee

6.1 Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:
(a) Clarity of thought;
(b) Originality;
(c) Relevance to our time;
(d) Evidence of good progress toward completion.

7. Notification

7.1 The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

Read more about past winners.

Call for Applicants: ARL Digital Scholarship Institute at Indiana University

As an additional note, the curriculum includes:

  • Digital Recovery: Archives & Exhibitions with Omeka
  • Multimodal Online Publishing with Scalar
  • Geospatial and Temporal Mapping
  • Information Visualization
  • Text Analysis: Concordances, Word Trends, & Word Clouds with Voyant Tools
  • Scholarly Editions: Text Encoding and Publishing with TEI
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The ARL Academy is accepting applications for the third iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, with a deadline of Friday, May 18, 2018. The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member librarieswho are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place MondayFriday, July 30–August 3, 2018, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington and will be hosted by Indiana University Libraries.
Any ARL library professional at any stage of their career, who is looking to develop their digital scholarship skills and increase their agility in the modern research ecosystem, regardless of rank, degree, or years in the field, is eligible to apply. For more information, see the Audience Statement.
The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations.
For additional information and instructions on how to apply, visit the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute webpage. The application deadline is May 18, 2018.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations: 2018 SAA Research Forum

SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or fewer) for either 10-minute platform presentations or poster presentations. Topics may address research on, or innovations in, any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals deadline are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years that you think is relevant and valuable for discussion. Please indicate whether you intend a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Nance McGovern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Heather Soyka (Kent State University).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 15, 2018. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 2 (in advance of the Early-Bird registration deadline).

Submit your 250-word abstract no later than May 15 via email to researchforum@archivists.org.

Please be sure to include:  Presentation title, your name, affiliation, email address, and whether your proposal is for a platform or poster presentation.

Requests for Survey Participation

I haven’t done this for a while, but see below for students conducting research for school projects. Because these are emerging scholars, please help support them!

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My name is Brianna LoSardo and I am a graduate student in the Museum Professions program at Seton Hall University. My master’s thesis is about records management and information security in museums. I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a short survey relating to records management practices in your institution. It should take about 5 minutes. Also feel free to pass this on to any other colleagues who may be interested. All survey responses will be kept anonymous and will only be used for the purpose of my research.

To access the survey, please use this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSEQtlbBxt0AbCnR_vCFfh7fDM9GFBjL6QGk2X6iwCuWmLeQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you in advance for your help and participation. If there are any questions or technical difficulties with the survey, please contact me at Brianna.losardo@gmail.com.

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Hello archivists working in outreach, digital humanities, online tools, and/or user engagement!

I am a student in the MSLS program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducting research about online crowdsourcing projects and the ways that cultural heritage institutions assess their success.

If you’ve helped manage a project that uses volunteers to describe, transcribe, annotate, or curate materials online, I’d love to hear from you via an online survey. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Participation is voluntary and the survey is anonymous and no individual subject or personal identifying information will be shared.

The survey is available here: unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTOtKJPtquFKpEN Please (please!) feel free to share this survey link with others who have experience with these types of projects.

Thank you!
Emma Parker

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My name is Finley Trent and I am a graduate student in University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Master of Library and Information Studies program. I am conducting a research study about instruction in Special Collections & Archives, under the guidance of my faculty adviser, Dr. Anthony Chow. I am emailing to invite you to participate in this brief and anonymous electronic survey if you currently work in Special Collections & Archives or have in the past. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less. If you have any questions concerning this survey or study, please email me at fstrent@uncg.edu.
Click the link below to participate:
Thank you for your time,
Finley Trent

Call for 2018-19 Research Fellows, Sequoyah National Research Center

Research Fellowships 2018-2019

The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites proposals for its 2018-2019 Research Fellowship Program, which fosters research involving forms of Native expression in a wide range of disciplines.

The program encourages scholars to conduct research in the Center’s collections to support significant studies in a wide range of fields and subjects such as Indian removal from the Southeast, Native journalism and journalists, late 20th century and early 21st century tribal societies and economics, literary artists, entertainment, and others.  Fellowships are intended to defray travel expenses and living expenses while recipients are conducting research in the SNRC.

Recipients of research fellowships are expected to spend at least a work week conducting research at the Center.  The Center requests that, following their research, research fellows send the Center a copy of the results of their research in published form whenever it appears or in unpublished form if the research is not conducted for publication.  The Center also requests notice of the presentation of the research in a public forum.  Recipients will be expected to conduct their research between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Two research fellowships of $1,500 each will be offered in the 2018-2019 academic year.  The most significant criteria considered in awarding a fellowship are the research project’s potential contribution to Native American studies and the extent to which the SNRC’s collections support scholarship in a research subject.  Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s background and academic accomplishments if the applicant works in an academic setting.  Academic affiliation, however, is not a requisite for receiving a fellowship.

An applicant should send a cover letter and a statement of the objectives of his or her project, the significance of the project, and relation of the proposed project to the applicant’s background, previous work, and future plans.  Research fellowship applicants should attach a curriculum vita.  Applications should be sent to SNRC Director Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. atdflittlefiel@ualr.edu.

Applications will be considered between March 15, 2018 and May 1, 2018.  Awards will be made by May 15, 2018.

Research Grant: Special Collections Research Center of William & Mary Libraries

The Special Collections Research Center of William & Mary Libraries is pleased to announce that it will award up to four travel grants of up to $1,500 each to faculty, graduate students, and/or independent researchers to support use of its collections. Writers, creative and performing artists, filmmakers and journalists are welcome to apply.

For information on the manuscripts, rare books, and university archives held in the Special Collections Research Center, please visit https://libraries.wm.edu/research/special-collections. Strengths of the collections include, but are not limited to, books on dogs, fore-edge painting books, Virginia family papers and libraries, twentieth-century Southern politics, women’s diaries, travel diaries, veterans’ letters, notable alumni, and College history. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their research project and the collections that might support it with Special Collections staff before submitting an application.

Eligibility

A successful candidate for the 2018-2019 Travel Scholarship will:

  • Reside beyond a 100-mile radius of Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Not be a current William & Mary employee or student.
  • Submit a research plan that draws heavily on our manuscripts, rare books, and/or University Archives collections.
  • Submit a brief budget with anticipated expenses.
  • Commit to schedule their research visit within the 2018–2019 cycle (May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.
  • Agree to submit a brief research report (1-2 pages) on their findings and experiences.
  • Consider placing any published work resulting from their research into the William & Mary Institutional Repository (https://publish.wm.edu/).
  • Participate in the intellectual life of the university by either making a public presentation of research findings and experiences, meeting with faculty and students with similar research interests, or both.

Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • The merit of the research plan.
  • The demonstrated need for in-person access to the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center.

How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A brief research plan (500 words maximum) that describes the proposed project, lists the specific materials to be consulted, and explains how these materials will benefit your research. Please name the document: LastName_FirstName_research_plan.pdf.
  2. A brief budget of anticipated expenses. Please name the document: LastName_FirstName_budget.pdf.
  3. Current curriculum vitae. Please name the document: LastName_FirstName_cv.pdf.

Send all application materials by the end of the day on April 15 to spcoll@wm.edu with the email subject line: 2018-2019 Research Travel Grants. Please contact us at spcoll@wm.edu or 757-221-3090 with any questions.

Important Dates

  • March 7, 2018: Application period opens.
  • April 15, 2018: All application materials are due.
  • April 30, 2018: Successful applicants are notified by email.
  • May 1, 2018: Grant cycle begins.
  • April 30, 2019: Deadline for submitting research report.

What expenses does the grant cover?

Grant money may be used for the following:

  • Transportation expenses (including air, train or bus tickets; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees);
  • Accommodations (daily standard range of $108 for Williamsburg/James City and York Counties, Virginia);
  • Meals & Incidental Expenses (daily standard per diem rate of $64 for Williamsburg/James City and York Counties, Virginia).

Expenses are reimbursed as they are incurred, but must adhere to the William & Mary Travel Guidelines (https://www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/travel/index.php). The submission of a William & Mary substitute W-9 Cardinal form is required. Original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.