Princeton University Library Research Grant

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Princeton University Library Research Grant

The Friends of the Princeton University Library is pleased to offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applications that seek to primarily use materials also available on microfilm that can be loaned or purchased are not funded. 
  • Internationally open

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • The application process has changed for 2019-2020 and includes setting up an account in the application system.
  •  In the system, applicants will be asked to complete an application form and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé (Word or PDF) as well as a research proposal not exceeding one thousand words in length.
  •  Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process, and invitations can be sent to recommenders directly within the system.
  • You are responsible for ensuring your letters are received by the due date.
  • Applications with missing elements will not be considered.
  • The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Princeton University Library collections.
  • Applicants should have specific Princeton resources in mind as they prepare their proposals.
  •  The general circulating collections and electronic resources of the PrincetonUniversity Library are not relevant for purposes of this grant program. 


  • These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $4,000 plus transportation costs, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant.
  • The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal but is ordinarily up to one month.
  • Library Research Grants awarded in this academic year are tenable from May 2019 to April 2020.
  • This award covers work utilizing materials pertinent to this topic donated by Mr. Lapidus as well as other also relevant materials in the collections. 

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm. The hard deadline for letters of recommendation is February 15, 2019, at 11:59 pm. 

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