[Milton-L] Call for Visiting Scholar Award Applications-U. Illinois Rare Book Library

Dennis Sears dsears at uiuc.edu
Thu Jan 8 11:10:27 EST 2009

The John "Bud" Velde Visiting Scholars Program
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Open to all active scholars from graduate students to retired professors,
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library annually awards two John "Bud" Velde 
Scholar stipends of $3,000 to facilitate a period of intense individual 
-- usually one month --  in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

The research strengths of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library are manifold.
Comprehensive collections support studies in printing and printing history,
Renaissance studies, Elizabethan and Stuart life and letters, John 
Milton and
his age, emblem studies, economic history, and works on early science and
natural history. The library also houses the papers of the modern literary
figures Carl Sandburg, H.G. Wells, William Maxwell, and W.S. Merwin.

For further information about this program and how to apply, and to find 
more about The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, please visit our Web site 

Or contact the Public Programs Manager, Dennis Sears:
217 333 7242
dsears at illinois.edu

Deadline for applications: *9 March 2009*.

Thank you!
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