Application to the grant-in-aid program is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries. Certain U.S. Government requirements will apply to non-U.S. citizens.
The Rockefeller Archive Center's competitive grant-in-aid program provides awards of up to $4000 for reimbursement of receipted expenses for travel and accommodation in conjunction with research conducted at the RAC. The research grants are designed to foster, promote, and support research by serious scholars in the collections located at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
An independent committee reviews each application based on the applicant's research topic and the availability of relevant material in the RAC's collections. Awards are made to individuals. Institutions are not eligible to apply. The grant does not support research at other institutions, and it does not provide general tuition support. Application to the grant-in-aid program is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries. Certain U.S. Government requirements will apply to non-U.S. citizens.
The deadline for applications is now November 1st each year (applications must be received before midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 1), and awards will be announced at the end of the following February.
Grant recipients must commence their research at the Center after April 1 of their award year, and they must complete their research by March 31 of the following year. Grant recipients are requested to submit a short report on their research at the Center. Edited versions of, or excerpts from these reports, may be used in the Center's publications and on its website. Recipients also are asked to provide the Center with a copy of any publication resulting from research conducted as a result of the grant. Reimbursement of expenses will be following the receipt of original travel and accommodation receipts following the completion of the grant recipient's research visit.
The Center requires potential grant applicants to contact the Archive Center's staff by email or by fax at 914-631-6017 no later than October 15th with a description of the research project for which they seek support.
Such descriptions should describe the project briefly and include the names of any individuals and institutions that are central to the story, and the years covered by the study.
The Rockefeller Archive Center is an independent operating foundation that preserves and makes available for research the archival collections of members of the Rockefeller family, institutions and organizations founded by Rockefeller family members (including the Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, General Education Board, Rockefeller University, Population Council, Asia Society, and many other organizations).
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