Library Research Awards 2019/20: FAQ

What it is | Eligibility | Research topics | Expenses covered | Taxes
Application process | Accommodations | Responsibilities of awardees

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What is this research award all about?

Barnard Archives, Center for Research on Women and Zine Library staff are eager to support undergraduate, graduate, faculty and independent researchers using our collections. We are providing $2,500 funding for scholarship that will shape broader dialogues in women's, gender and sexuality studies and intersectional feminisms.

How do I apply?

Complete the application form. Applications are due March 3, and notifications will be made by May 3 2019.


Who is eligible?

Individuals at all academic levels and outside academia who have a demonstrable need to use one or more of our collections and for our funding. Researchers are welcome and encouraged to contact Archives, BCRW or Zine Library staff to determine what relevant materials we hold.

This award is open to U.S. Citizens/lawful permanent residents and international applicants who obtain a U.S. Taxpayer Idenfication Number ("TIN") prior to receiving the award.

Will I be required to attend any seminars or present any papers during my visit?

You will not. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the conduct of research. The only requirement of the award is a brief blog post at the conclusion of your visit.

Is the award taxable?

Successful applicants with US citizenship or residency will be required to complete a Form W-9, which will be submitted to the government by Barnard for income reporting purposes. International researchers will be required to show proof that they have obtained an ITIN by May 15, 2017 prior to receiving the award.

What research topics are appropriate? Which collections are participating in the programs?

Our collections support research in late 19th, 20th and 21st century girls' and women's studies and intersectional feminisms, using college records and memorabilia, feminist ephemera, and zines.

What expenses does the award cover?

There are no restrictions. However, it is expected that the $2,500 will be used to directly defer costs associated with visiting Barnard to conduct research.

Will Barnard help me find housing in New York City during my visit?

You're on your own, but we can suggest some places to stay.

If you have any additional questions, please email them to Jenna Freedman.

With thanks to Columbia University Libraries and Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center for inspiring the awards and much of the text above!