STIP Sep 5, 2002

Research Fellowship, California State University, Fresno

Tammy Lau

Special Collections Library
California State University, Fresno

Research Fellowship Grant

The Research Fellowship

The Special Collections Library at California State University, Fresno, is
pleased to announce the availability of a research fellowship grant.
Generously supported by Dr. Roger K. Larson, the purpose of the research
fellowship is to support the individual research of graduate students,
university professors, and independent scholars for an extended period at
the Special Collections Library. Fellows will have the opportunity not only
to conduct intensive research but also to give a lecture on their research
to the campus community. The availability of the fellowship runs from July
1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.

The Resources

The Special Collections Library houses a number of extensive research
collections, including the Donald G. Larson Collection on International
Expositions and Fairs, 1851-1940; the Roy J. Woodward Memorial Library of
Californiana; a historical Enology and Viticulture Collection; and the
Topolobampo Collection, the largest extant collection documenting a failed
utopian colony in late 19th century Mexico. For more information on these
and other collections, please visit the Library's Web site at

The Grant

This grant will provide up to $2,000 to fund transportation, lodging, and
related research costs, such as photocopying and photographic reproduction.
One grant is available in each fiscal year.

Special Collections staff will assist the chosen fellow in obtaining
housing. Borrowing privileges within the Henry Madden Library at California
State University, Fresno, during the fellow's stay will be given.


To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, a research proposal of no more
than four pages (including the dates of your visit), a proposed budget, and
a description of the ultimate end result of your research. Letters of
recommendation may be requested during the review process. We encourage you
to contact us prior to applying in order to ascertain the viability of your
proposal. You may call the Special Collections Library at (559) 278-2595.

Please send all materials by March 31, 2003, to:

Tammy Lau
Head, Special Collections Library
Henry Madden Library
5200 N. Barton Avenue M/S ML34
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740-8014

All applicants will be notified by April 30, 2003.

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