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Princeton University Library Short-Term Research Grants for 2005-2006 The Friends of the Princeton University Library anticipate awarding up to ten short term research grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies will also support a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies. And the Cotsen's Children's Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children's books. The Maxwell Fund is available for research on collections relating to Portuguese-language cultures world-wide. In addition, there is a special fund that may be available for original research in public policy collections held by the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. These research grants, which have a value of up to $2,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily one month. This round’s grants are tenable from May 2005 to April 2006. The deadline is 15 January 2005. Applicants (graduate students, professors, independent researchers) are asked to submit a completed application form and budget form, a consultation form, a résumé, and a research proposal not exceeding three pages in length. Application forms are available from our website <http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/fellowships/> or by writing to the address given below. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation (in English) to be sent directly to the Research Grants Committee at the Library address. The proposal should address specifically the relevance of the Princeton University Library collections to the proposed research. Prospective fellows are urged to consult the Library’s home page (at http://libweb.princeton.edu) for detailed descriptions of the collections, especially those in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department, and for the names of curators and reference staff. Applicants should have specific Princeton resources in mind—not simply a desire to make use of a major research library—as they prepare their proposals. A committee consisting of members of the faculty, the library staff, and the Friends will award the grants on the basis of the relevance of the proposal to unique holdings of the library, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant’s scholarly qualifications. Awards will be made before 1 April 2005. Application materials and letters of recommendation are to be mailed to Research Grants Committee, Princeton University Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544. Materials mailed to the committee must be postmarked no later than 15 January 2005. Facsimile transmissions may be sent to (609) 258 2324. Electronic communications to the Committee may be sent to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials submitted by e mail or facsimile must be received no later than 15 January 2005. For further information, please write Research Grants Committee, Friends of the Library, Princeton University Library, 1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com, or check our website at http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/fellowships/