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Special Collections Research Center Faculty Fellows Program

The Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center is now accepting proposals for two faculty fellows who would like to provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes. The SCRC Faculty Fellows Program aims to support innovative curriculum development and foster new ideas about how to transform the role of special collections in university instruction. Each fellow will receive a $5,000 fellowship payment, a hands-on introduction to the collections, and ongoing class support. 

The original funding for the SCRC Faculty Fellows Program was made possible through the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, which promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that transmit our cultural heritage.

More information about the 2020 program and application can be found here.

The deadline for applications has been extended. Applications are now due Friday, April 17 by 5:00 p.m.

Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program

Since 1949 Syracuse University has assembled historical documents, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters' efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education holdings. Through the generosity of Dr. Charters, we are also able to offer annual grants to one or more scholars or practitioners wishing to do research in our adult education collections.  For more information on the collections and their history, see the Charters Library website or the Alexander N. Charters library for Educators of Adults brochure.

To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF file to

  • Letter of intent describing your proposed research, including how our collections will support your project (please be as specific as possible)
  • Intended results of research, if any (e.g., conference paper, book, dissertation)
  • Amount requested, including budget breakdown and term of stay
  • Current résumé or c.v.
  • One professional letter of reference


Application deadline: March 20, 2019
Notification of decision: April 17, 2019

Awards are for the next fiscal year.  Funds must be used between July 1 of this year and June 30 of next year.