We here at the Pauling Blog would like to draw attention to an excellent opportunity for conducting research within the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections.
Research grants are being made available to scholars interested in conducting work in the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers in Special Collections. Stipends of $2,500 per month renewable for up to three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500) will be made available to researchers in the history of science whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Pauling archive. Anywhere from one to three grants will be awarded. Grant monies can be used for any purpose.
Researchers will be expected to conduct their scholarly activities while in residence at the OSU Libraries Special Collections. Historians, librarians, doctoral, or post-doctoral students and independent scholars are welcome to apply. The deadline for applying for Resident Scholar Program support is April 30, 2009.
Last year’s recipient is Dr. Burt Davis of the University of Kentucky. He is currently conducting research on renowned chemist Paul Emmet. Detailed information outlining the qualifications necessary for application, the selection process and the conditions under which awards will be made is available at the following PDF. http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/residentscholar.pdf
Once again, the deadline for application is April 30, 2009.
The Resident Scholar Program is generously supported by the Peter and Judith Freeman Fund.
For more information on this opportunity, please visit the news and events section of the OSU Special Collections Homepage.