Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Libraries Research Awards
NEW YORK, December 15, 2014 –

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and unique collections, the Libraries Research Awards.


The Libraries awards ten (10) annual grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings for their work. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts LibraryThe Burke Library at Union Theological SeminaryButler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections.

The program is open to all US citizens and to Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Due to federal regulations, persons holding J-1 or F-1 exchange visitor or student visas are not eligible.  Columbia University Libraries is not able to assist with obtaining visas.  Preference will be given to those applicants residing outside the greater New York metropolitan area who need to travel to New York City to conduct their research.  

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2015. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2015 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

For more information and application materials, please visit the Libraries Research Awards page. 

Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year.  The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.

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