The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) invites applications from scholars and researchers to a new program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and unique collections. CUL will award ten (10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL holdings for their work. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Area Studies Collections.
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012. Awards will be made by April 1, 2012 for research at Columbia during the period July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.
Pamela Graham, Distinctive Collections Group Columbia University Libraries
Visit the website at http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/spcol/research_awards.html
UPDATE: And Michelle Chesner, librarian for Hebraica and Judaica at Colubmia, invites potential applicants who want to work with Columbia's large collection of Hebrew manuscipts to contact her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-854-8046