Library Scholars Grant Announcement
Purdue University Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 2012-2013 Library Scholars Grant Program
The Purdue University Libraries will continue the Library Scholars Grant Program this year with a focus on supporting access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made for this purpose to untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and to associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2010, or later, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2013. The Library Scholars Grant Program is made possible through the generosity of the 50th anniversary gift of the Class of 1935, and continuing gifts from this class and others, to an endowment fund in the Purdue Research Foundation
The Library Scholars Grant Program is designed to provide grants to untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members and recently-tenured associate professors, to help them gain access to library materials necessary for research required for their continued growth as faculty members. Just as people come to Purdue to use our unique collections, the research of Purdue faculty may require visiting unique collections beyond Purdue. The Library Scholars Grant Program offers an opportunity for support for such activities to untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty, and to Purdue associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2010, or later, in all disciplines, from the West Lafayette, Calumet, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, and North Central campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program. (Purdue faculty at the Fort Wayne and IUPUI campuses are those within “Purdue mission” programs; i.e., those for whom the promotions process falls under Purdue.)
Each Library Scholars Grant recipient will be asked to present a seminar about the information-related activities supported by the grant. The seminars will permit the Libraries to learn from recipients’ experiences in order to better serve both Purdue scholars and those from outside Purdue who visit our collections.
The 2012-2013 Library Scholars Grant Program awards will be in amounts of up to $5,000. The funds may be used for expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc. Reimbursement will be made, for approved expenditures, up to the amount of the award.
Criteria used to judge the proposals will include how well the case is made that the proposed information-related activities will support the candidate’s research and that conducting these activities requires travel to unique collections beyond Purdue, the appropriateness of the budget, and the feasibility of the project within time constraints. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel chaired by a tenured member of the Libraries faculty and composed of tenured faculty and one or more previous winners, with recommendations made to the Dean of Libraries. Award recipients will be contacted in December 2012.
All proposals must be submitted by email to Carole Tolley, email@example.com, with the Subject: Library Scholars Grant, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2012.