Before you apply for a Provost’s Grant, please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at Wake Forest. If you are traveling on a standard tourist or business visa, your research visit must be limited to nine (9) business days, and you cannot receive funding from more than five U.S. institutions during your trip. International researchers with a J1 visa may extend their stay beyond nine business days. However, ZSR Library cannot sponsor researchers for a J1 or other visa. For more information, please consult your U.S. Consulate well in advance of your planned trip.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Proposals received by September 1, 2016 will receive first consideration. However, we will continue to accept applications through January 1, 2017 and will grant awards as our funding permits.
The research residency must take place between July 1, 2016 and June 15, 2017.
Materials may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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 (age 18 and over) and independent scholars. However, genealogy projects, individual church histories, and researchers-for-hire are not eligible for travel grants.
Applicants for the ZSR Travel Grant must submit a completed grant application a minimum of four weeks in advance of the proposed visit.