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2018 Call for Scholars – Deadline March 1, 2018

January 8, 2018

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer several one month residential grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to more deeply utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System.

Awards of up to $2,000 each are available to scholars living in the United States and $3,000 to those from elsewhere around the world. Consideration is given for support for shorter periods of research for individuals who reside in the United States.


To be eligible for consideration, applicants should meet one of the following:

  • Researchers who have earned a Ph.D.
  • Scholars or graduate students who have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation
  • Foreign scholars or graduate students who are in the ABD stage of their studies
  • Reside greater than 150 miles from Madison, WI


Scholars wishing to delve into the vast resources of the Wisconsin Historical Society are encouraged to apply, as specific funding is reserved via The John A. Peters Fellowship Endowment.

All applicants’ proposals should state the specific areas and collections to be used in our libraries and provide information as to why these collections will be of unique benefit to their research.


Applications are due March 1 of any year for grants beginning April 1, recipients of awards must use their grants by January 31 of the following year.


For more information, visit https://cms.library.wisc.edu/friends/friends-grants/grants-inaid/, or call at 608-265-2505, or email friends@library.wisc.edu.