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Library Scholars Grant Submission Deadline Nov. 9; Awards of Up to $5K for Access to Unique Collections

September 27th, 2018

A 2017 Library Scholars Grant recipient, Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, assistant professor of design history in Purdue University’s Department of Art and Design (College of Liberal Arts) presented the results of her archival research on March 8, 2018, in the Purdue Memorial Union. Professor Kaufmann-Buhler conducted her research at the Manuscripts and Archives Library of Yale University in New Haven.

Purdue University Libraries will once again sponsor the Library Scholars Grant Program in 2018-19. The grant-award program supports access to unique collections of information found around the country and the world, and untenured tenure-track faculty members and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2016, or later, from the Purdue West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, and Northwest campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program are eligible. Awards  of up to $5,000 will be made for this purpose, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2019.

Applicants are required to have a conversation with a librarian, who must write a letter of support for a proposal. Applicants who are members of Libraries’ faculty must consult with their supervisors regarding the time and effort involved in the activities reflected in the proposal and include a letter of support from a supervisor/FRC.​

All proposals must be submitted by email to Libraries Administration,, with the Subject: Library Scholars Grant, no later than 5 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2018.

Additional information about eligibility and submission guidelines is available at

For questions about the Library Scholars Grant Program, contact D. Scott Brandt, interim associate dean for research, at