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The Department of Special Collections and Archives at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University annually makes available short-term library research grants to support scholarly use of the collections. There are two types of research grants available:

Library research grants are intended to provide support for travel and living expenses for scholars using any or all of the Special Collections divisions (Rare Books, Manuscripts, University Archives, or North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection) at the library. Grant amounts range from $100 to $2500, depending on the type of grant, the nature of the research project, and the distance traveled.

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For more information, contact Megan Mulder, Special Collections Librarian, at 336-758-5091.

Provost’s Grant for Library Research

Provost’s Grants are awarded annually to scholars at the graduate or postgraduate level and to independent scholars researching works for publication. Award recipients are reimbursed for eligible expenses related to travel, lodging, and research at Wake Forest University. Stipends range from $500 to $2500, dependent upon the applicant’s travel and research needs. The number of grants awarded in a given academic year varies in accordance with available funding and number of applicants.

Eligibility

Provost’s Grants are available to scholars who meet the application criteria, who reside more than 60 miles from Wake Forest University, and who are conducting research directly related to materials in the library’s Special Collections and Archives. Preference will be given to projects which represent a significant scholarly contribution to their fields and to projects with a high probability of eventual publication or other public dissemination.

Application Process

Applicants for the Provost’s Grant must submit:

  • a completed grant application
  • a current CV
  • names and contact information for at least two references

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Proposals received by September 1, 2014 will receive first consideration. However, we will continue to accept applications through January 1, 2015 and will grant awards as our funding permits.

The research residency must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Materials may be submitted electronically to mulder@wfu.edu or by mail to Library Research Grants Committee, Special Collections Department, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7777.

ZSR Travel Grants

ZSR Travel Grants are available to researchers who are not current faculty, staff, or students of Wake Forest University and who reside more than 60 miles from WFU. Award recipients are reimbursed for eligible expenses related to travel, lodging, and research at Wake Forest University. Stipends range from $100 to $500, dependent upon the applicant’s travel and research needs. The number of grants awarded in a given academic year varies in accordance with available funding and number of applicants.

Eligibility

ZSR Travel Grants are available to scholars who meet the application criteria, who reside more than 60 miles from Wake Forest University, and who are conducting research directly related to materials in the library’s Special Collections and Archives.

ZSR Travel Grants are intended to support research at all levels, including undergraduate students and independent scholars. However, genealogy projects, individual church histories, and researchers-for-hire are not eligible for travel grants.

Application Process

Applicants for the ZSR Travel Grant must submit a completed grant application a minimum of four weeks in advance of the proposed visit.

If you have any questions, please contact Special Collections & Archives at 336-758-6175.