Library offers $1,200 research travel awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Three $1,200 travel grants are currently available to researchers who use collections from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, located in Paterno Library, within the University Libraries at Penn State. Application deadline is Feb. 28, and grant recipients will be announced March 29. The grants cover expenses incurred with travel to use University Park resources. Any faculty member, graduate student or independent scholar with a research project that utilizes the Special Collections Library and lives beyond a 100-mile radius of State College, Pa., may apply for the grant. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposed projects with Special Collections staff prior to submission.

-- Two awards supported by the Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award will be given for research using any material in the Special Collections Library.
-- One award supported by the Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Award will be given for research using items related to women writers in the Special Collections Library.

Grant recipients are expected to use the collection between June 3 and Aug. 30, and to participate in an informal public talk about the research project.

Tim Pyatt, head of the Special Collections Library and the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, created the travel awards using funding from his endowed position as an opportunity to showcase the wealth of materials in the collections. Now in its second year, the awards program gives scholars funding to pursue their research and highlights strengths of the collection.

Additional details are available at To view last year's winners, see

For more information, contact Luann Shifter at 814-867-0290.



Last Updated January 10, 2013