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Guidelines & Announcement
The Library Scholars Grant Program, administered by the Purdue
University Libraries, focuses on supporting access for promising junior
faculty at Purdue, and associate professors tenured effective July 1,
2017, or later, to unique collections of information found around the
country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made to for this
purpose, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31,
The Library Scholars Grant Program is designed to provide grants to
untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members, recently tenured or hired
associate professors, and clinical or research faculty in their first
five years of appointment, to help them gain access to library materials
necessary for research required for their continued growth as faculty
members. Just as people come to Purdue to use our unique collections,
the research of Purdue faculty may require visiting unique collections.
The Library Scholars Grant Program offers an opportunity for promising
junior faculty to receive support for expenses associated with travel to
archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of
transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other
collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc.
Untenured tenure-track Purdue faculty members, clinical or research
faculty in their first five years of appointment, and recently tenured
or hired associate professors effective July 1, 2017, or later, in all
disciplines, from the West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and IUPUI
campuses, and the Statewide Technology Program are eligible for Library
Scholars Grant Program awards. (Purdue faculty at the IUPUI campuses are
those within “Purdue mission” programs; i.e., those for whom the
promotions process falls under Purdue.) Grant recipients are not
eligible for an award in consecutive years or more than two awards.
A brief report on the information-related activities accomplished as a
result of the award, their significance to the research of the
recipient, and a list of expenditures, must be sent to the Dean of
Libraries by February 15, 2021. Additionally, each individual awarded a
Library Scholars Grant will be asked to present a seminar about the
activities supported by the grant. Unless you have objections, we would
like to video-tape presentations and deposit them in the Libraries
e-Pubs open repository. This reporting will help the Libraries learn
from recipients’ experiences in order to serve better both Purdue
scholars and those from outside Purdue who visit our resources.
Awards will be in given in amounts of up to $5,000, with reimbursement,
for approved expenditures, up to the amount of the award. The Libraries
Business Office will coordinate reimbursement with the grant recipient’s
business manager. Expenses may be reimbursed as they occur over the
course of the project, with grant-supported activities to be completed
by December 31, 2020. All requests for reimbursement, accompanied by
appropriate documentation, must be received in the grant recipient’s
departmental business office no later than February 14, 2021.
Criteria used to judge the proposals will include how well the case is
made that the proposed information-related activities will support the
applicant’s research and that conducting these activities requires
travel to unique collections beyond Purdue, the appropriateness of the
budget, and the feasibility of the project within time constraints.
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel chaired by a tenured member of
the Libraries faculty and composed of tenured faculty and one or more
previous winners, with recommendations made to the Dean of Libraries.
Award recipients will be contacted in January 2020.
All proposals must be submitted by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the
Subject: Library Scholars Grant, no
later than 5:00 pm, Monday, November 11, 2019.
Questions should be submitted to Mandi Gramelspacher, Administrative
Services Manager, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information