Library Research Grants

Funding Agency:
Princeton University Library

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offers short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Princeton University Library special collections. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings in Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).

These grants, which have a value of up to $4,800 plus transportation costs, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily between two and four weeks. Library Research Grants can be used from May of the year they are awarded through the following April.

Funding for grants may also be supplemented by:

  • The Program in Hellenic Studies, with assistance from the Stanley J. Seeger Fund, also supports a limited number of Library grants in Hellenic studies.
  • The Elmer Adler Fund supports Research Grants in Graphic Arts, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports grants in its collection on aspects of children’s books.
  • The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials regarding Portuguese-speaking cultures. 
  • The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World and covers work using materials pertinent to this topic donated by Mr. Lapidus as well as other also relevant materials in the collections. 

Applications are due by Jan. 17, 2024


Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 17, 2024