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Kenneth Spencer Research Library announces three travel grants

Friday, November 2, 2018

KU Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of three travel grants to facilitate research and use of the collections at Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Applications are now being accepted for the Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award, the Alexander and Valentine Janta Endowment Travel Award and the Spencer Research Library Travel Award. Travel grants will be awarded to faculty, undergraduates, graduate students or independent researchers who identify a need for in-person access to materials held by Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

All of the award winners will be visiting during an exciting time, as KU Libraries celebrate 50 years of Spencer Research Library. 

The Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award is available to researchers focusing on the African-American experience. The award is made possible by a generous contribution from KU Professor Emerita Sandra Gautt, in honor of her late mother. 

Thanks to a charitable donation by Alexander and Valentine Janta, the Janta Endowment Travel Award supports researchers focusing on the Polish 16thand 17thcenturies. 

The Spencer Research Library Travel Award is available to a wide audience of researchers whose projects could benefit from the use of any of the collections at Spencer Research Library. 

Applications can be submitted through December 31 for travel between March and December 2019. All applications must explain how the collections at the library will be utilized. More information and the application can be found online.  

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