The Alexander N. Charters
Library of Resources for
Educators of Adults


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The Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program provides funding for researchers and practitioners interested in exploring the history and practice of adult education using the Charters Library adult education collections. Up to $4,000 worth of grants-in-aid are awarded each year. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the project outlined in the applicant's proposal. See below for a list of previous recipients.

A complete list of the Charters Library adult education collections is available here.

You may also download a PDF brochure about the grants program.

In order to apply, please submit the following:

Applications are accepted beginning in October, and must be postmarked no later than 15 January for consideration. Grants will be awarded in March and funds will be available to recipients as of 1 July.

PLEASE NOTE: Grant funds awarded in a given year must be used between 1 July of that year and 30 June of the following year. (For example, funds awarded in 2014 must be used between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.) We are unable to reimburse recipients for travel or research activities that take place before 1 July, and funds not used by 30 June will be forfeited.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a brief post-visit report following their visit to and use of the Charters Library and its materials.

Application packages should be sent to:

Barbara Brooker
Charters Grants-in-Aid Program
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
t. 315-443-9763
f. 315-443-2671

Previous recipients:

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