The Oregon State University(OSU) in USA Libraries is inviting applications for its Resident Scholar Programme in the US for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The Resident Scholar Programme, sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) and supported by the Friends of OSU Libraries Fund, awards research stipends for up to three months. Stipends are awarded to individuals who can make substantial use of the materials held in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center consists of more than 1,300 archival collections that have been gathered in accordance with five collection development themes: the history of science and technology in the twentieth century, the history of Oregon State University, natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing), multiculturalism in Oregon, and rare books.

Worth of Award

  • The Resident Scholar Program, sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month, renewable up to two months (for a total maximum grant award of $5,000).
  • Stipends will be awarded to researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Grant monies can be used for any purpose.


  • PhD or equivalent; masters or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage; independent researchers are eligible to apply

The selection of grant recipients will be based upon:

  • Demonstrable need to consult specific SCARC holdings (applications must include a description of materials within the collection(s) that will be utilized)
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ability to conduct the proposed research (as outlined in reviews of previous work, publication record, references, etc.)
  • The quality of the proposal (importance or originality of topic, a sophistication of approach, the feasibility of research objectives and relevance to the collection, etc.)

How to Apply

  • Send a one-page cover sheet with name, address (including email and phone number), present status and institution, the title of the project, and list of financial support you anticipate receiving for this project.
  • Send a one-page description of your project. Indicate when
    and how you plan to utilize any requested grant support as well as
    specific aspects of the collection(s) that you plan to consult.
  • Send a one-page curriculum vitae of your research, writing, and/or teaching, as well as reference contacts.

Applications should be sent to:

OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center
c/o Chris Petersen
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501.
Telephone: 541.737.2075
Email: [email protected]
Note: It is fine to submit applications as email attachments

Deadline: Application closes on April 15, 2020.


Click here for more details and to apply

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