Library Research Awards 2014


The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and unique collections.  CUL will award ten (10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work.  Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections.

Deadline Extension: Applications will now be accepted until February 28, 2014. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2014 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

Application Requirements:

  1. A two-page (maximum) statement of the nature of the research project and its direct relationship to specific materials in Columbia’s libraries. It will be important to understand how holdings unique to Columbia will play a special role in accomplishing the research project.
  2. A brief CV (two pages maximum).
  3. Two letters of support to be submitted by persons familiar with the applicant’s work.

The application period has closed for 2014. We will notify applicants by April 30, 2014.




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