Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offers short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Princeton University Library special and distinct collections. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings in Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).
These grants, which have a value of up to $4,800 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 between two and four weeks. Library Research Grants can be used from May of the year they are awarded through the following April.
Generally speaking, applications that seek to primarily use materials also available on microfilm that can be loaned or purchased are not funded. Projects needing only a modest amount of materials that can be fulfilled by a digitization request are not funded.