Billie M. Levy Travel and Research Grants
The Archives & Special Collections of the University of Connecticut Libraries, housed in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, supports the research of scholars throughout the United States and from abroad. In recognition of the substantial contribution Ms. Billie M. Levy has made to the Northeast Children's Literature Collection and the genre of children's literature in general, an annual travel and research grant has been established to facilitate the use of the Collection by worthy applicants. Travel Grants are intended to encourage use of unique materials in the Northeast Children's Literature Collection and to provide partial support to researchers who must travel long distances to consult them. Research Grants are intended for those researchers in the vicinity who need financial support in order to undertake a research project within the Collection. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, to promising undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students, established scholars, educators, authors and illustrators who plan to conduct research at the Dodd Research Center.
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year as long as funds are available. Applicants will receive a notification if their proposal is accepted within one month of the receipt of their application. Grant funds are paid following completion of the requirements of the grant (see below).
Grant Amount: A maximum of two awards ranging from $500 to $1200 will be made as funds are available.
Billie M. Levy Travel and Research Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are selected by a committee composed of the Curator of the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, Ms. Billie M. Levy or her designee, and a faculty member from the University of Connecticut. To be eligible, the candidate must demonstrate the significance of the project and the need to use the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, including a tentative budget, his or her credentials, a current resume, and two letters of support. Please attach a description, no more than two pages, of your project and include a preliminary list of the manuscript materials or book collections within the Northeast Children's Literature Collection in Archives & Special Collections which you believe will support your research.
Travel Grant Recipient Responsibilities
Travel grants recipients agree to conduct their research in Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center as indicated in their proposal, agree to
- meet with University faculty and library staff to discuss their research if requested, and
- publicize the use of the collections and/or the impact of the collections consulted via blog posts (NCLC's Curator's Corner, A&SC's Fresh Pickin’s), podcast or public lecture based on the outcome of their research performed at the Dodd Center in the Northeast Children's Literature Collection.
Awards are advertised electronically and in printed scholarly publications. Applicants should submit the following materials with their application:
- A brief description (no more than two pages) of their project and the value and importance of the Northeast Children's Literature Collection in connection with their research
- a tentative budget
- his or her credentials
- a current resume
- two letters of support
Send applications to:
Terri J. Goldich, Curator
Archives & Special Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205
For more information contact Terri J. Goldich, Curator, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center or call (860) 486-3646.
This page is maintained by T. Goldich.