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Grants for Researchers


With the support of Charlotte I. Hall (VC '54), the Vassar College Archives & Special Collections Library is pleased to offer grants for researchers who would like to use our collections on-site. 


The grants are available to undergraduate and graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty attached to academic institutions. 

Amount and Duration

Grants are available in amounts up to $1000.  Funds can support travel, lodging, and meals.


Applications are due March 15, 2018.  The grants can be used between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.  If a grant is awarded, scheduling must be done in cooperation with the Archives & Special Collections Library.


Applicants should send the following materials to Ronald Patkus, Associate Director of the Libraries for Special Collections (patkus@vassar.edu):

  1.  Letter describing the research project, and how the collections at Vassar will be used to support it. Not to exceed two pages.
  2. Curriculum Vitae, with names and contact information of two references. Not to exceed two pages.
  3. Budget, detailing amount of funds requested, and how they will be used.  Not to exceed one page.