Princeton University Library Research Grant
Please read the following before applying:
The Princeton University Library Research Grants are monetary awards to support personal research in the Library’s Special Collections. This is a competitive grant program. We highly recommend that you take time to review the Finding Aids Database and Library Catalog to determine if a research visit is necessary. Applications are considered less competitive when they indicate an interest solely in materials that are available digitally, or when we can easily create digital files of the material for you. Similarly, applications which only indicate a need to use the general collections will not be considered. You will be asked to write a personal narrative as part of your application. You should use this as an opportunity to explain to the committee why you need to use the special collections held at Princeton University specifically. You may wish to reach out to the relevant curator or department to determine if your project and the materials of interest fall within the scope of the grant program.
This application is for a grant to conduct research in the Princeton University Library. This is not a fellowship, and you will not be considered an employee of Princeton University. This is also not an application for a job at Princeton University or funding for a PhD program at Princeton. If you submit an application that is not for the research grant, it will be removed from the system. If you believe that your application has been removed in error, please let us know. You can write to us by choosing Contact the Site Administrator from the drop-down menu in the toolbar in the upper right hand corner of this page by clicking on the i.
We recommend that you prepare your grant materials prior to starting the application. This sample application will give you an idea of what to expect. When you are ready to begin the application process, please click the Apply button to the right. You will be prompted to create a login. Please only create a login when you are ready to complete your application. If you have already created an account, click Log In from the upper right corner to return to your portal.
There will be 4 tasks to complete before submission: 1) fill out the application, 2) upload a project narrative (1000 words max), 3) upload your CV or resume, 4) have 2 letters of recommendation anonymously attached to your application through the system. Recommendation letters will only be accepted via institutional or professional email addresses to ensure validity. We will accept recommendation letters submitted via Interfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add them to your application and let you know when it is ready to be submitted.
All of these tasks, including the successful inclusion of two letters of recommendation, must be complete before you can submit your application. You will be able to save as you go and return to the application if needed. Once an application is submitted, no changes can be made. We will not accept submissions after the December 13, 2019 deadline.
Please note that the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home of the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th Century Public Policy Papers, will be undergoing a renovation in 2020. Please check the renovation website for the most up-to-date information on the availability of the collections.
More information about the Princeton University Library Research Grants, including an FAQ, can be found on our website here: https://rbsc.princeton.edu/friends-princeton-university-library-research-grants