The Byron Society Collection at Drew University Library announces a call for applications for the inaugural Byron Society Collection 2019 Research Award. The Award, which is intended to promote research and scholarship by early career scholars, provides $1,000 for expenses relating to academic research at Drew University Library, home to the Byron Society Collection.
The Award supports scholars specifically intending to use the Byron Society Collection, including its extensive archival holdings, 19th- and 20th-century objects of material culture, and rare books. Scholars in all disciplines are invited to apply. Early career scholars include post-Docs and untenured faculty within 5 years of completion of their degrees.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· Cover letter including brief statement of interest and your best contact information. Also, please note if you are receiving any additional funding for your research project.
· Two-page description of your research project and its intended outcome.
· Details regarding the resources from the Byron Society Collection that you plan to investigate during your visit and how they will support your research project. For details about the Collection’s holdings, please visit www.drew.edu/library/special-collections-archives/special-collections/byron-society-collection/
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of recommendation
The deadline for applications is August 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed in confidence by the Byron Society Collection Research Award Committee. The Byron Society Collection 2019
Award recipient will be announced in October, 2018. The $1,000 award will need to be used within the 2019 calendar year.
To apply for the Byron Research Award, or to request more information, please email email@example.com.
The Byron Society Collection was founded in 1995 by Marsha M. Manns and Leslie A. Marchand. Funding for the inaugural Byron Research Award is given by the Byron Society of America.