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Travel Grants Available

Posted by UCSB Libraries on March 5, 2007


The Friends of the UCSB Library are pleased to offer travel grants of up
to $750 each, to encourage use of the research collections at the
University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara. The
Libraries’ strengths include collections relating to the history of the
American West, ethnic groups of California, art exhibition and auction
catalogs, early sound recordings, 19th and 20th century American and
British literature, slavery and abolition, Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War,
American diplomatic history, book arts, California presses, small and fine
presses, printing history, non-mainstream American religions, trade
catalogs, remote-sensing images, foreign topographic map series and,
digital geospatial data, microform photo-archives, historic photographs
from around the world, performing arts, and UCSB history.

Grants are intended for researchers who reside beyond commuting distance
to the university, to help defray expenses for traveling to and residing
in Santa Barbara. The length of stay will depend on the applicant’s
research proposal, but grants generally are intended for visits of up to
one week. The amount awarded is based primarily on distance traveled.
Grants may be used from May 2007 to May 2008.

Faculty, students, or independent scholars doing advanced research are
eligible to apply. Upon completion of their stay, grant recipients are
asked to provide a brief 2-3 page statement of their research findings.
These may be used in the University Libraries’ publications.

A committee consisting of faculty, library staff, and Friends members will
award the travel grants on the basis of relevance of the proposal to the
holdings of the Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and
the qualifications of the applicant.

Applications must be received by April 16, 2007. Successful applicants
will be notified soon after.

For further information about the application process or UCSB’s
collections, please contact David C. Tambo, Head of Special Collections,
tel. (805) 893-3420; email; fax (805) 893-5749.

Persons interested in Friends grants should complete the following


1. Applicant Name:

2. Address:

3. Telephone:

4. Brief description of your proposed research (no more than 75

5. Collections at the UCSB University Libraries that you anticipate
using and how these are relevant to your research (no more than 75 words):

6. Projected dates for your visit:

7. Name, address, telephone number, email address, and relationship
of at least two references familiar with your work (please ask references
to send brief letters of support directly to the Travel Grants Committee):

8. Estimated travel costs and other sources of funding:

Please send application and current resume to:

Travel Grants Committee
The Friends of the UCSB Library
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010


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