Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel 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. The Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grants are intended to encourage use of these unique collections and to provide partial support to outstanding scholars who must travel long distances to consult them. Grants are awarded on a rolling schedule to promising graduate students and to established scholars who plan to conduct research at the Dodd Research Center.
Awards up to $500 are made to graduate students and post-doctoral students; established scholars are eligible for awards of up to $1,500. Approximately $3,000 in grants are available each year.
Travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are selected by a committee composed of Dodd Research Center staff with consultation from University of Connecticut faculty. The committee attempts to approve awards in a number of subject fields reflecting the strengths of Archives & Special Collections: Alternative Press, American Literature, Business History, Connecticut History, Hispanic Culture & History, Human Rights, Labor History, Natural History, Nursing History and Railroad History. Criteria for selection include the significance of the individual's research project, his or her scholarly research credentials and letters of support and an identified need to use the A&SC collections.
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 will have on the recipient's research via blog post (Fresh Pickin’s), podcast or give a public lecture within their specified academic discipline.
Awards are advertised electronically and in printed scholarly publications, as appropriate. Applicants should submit the following materials with their applications:
- A summary description (no more than two pages) of their research project and the need to consult Dodd Research Center collections in connection with their research
- A current resume
- Two letters of support, from appropriate scholars, attesting to the value of the research
Deadline: Applications are reviewed twice a year. The deadline for travel in March - August is January 30; travel in September - February is June 30. Applicants will receive written notification if their proposal has been approved within one month of the receipt of their application. Grant funds are paid following completion of the requirements of the grant which includes the public presentation or receipt of text for publication. There is a minimum processing period of eight weeks from the time of the visit.
Send applications to:
Greg Colati, Director
University Archives & Special Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205
For more information contact Greg Colati, Director of University Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center or call (860) 486-4501.
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