The John Nolen Research Fund
Through the generosity of the Nolen family, the John Nolen Research Fund is open for applications. The purpose of the Fund is to provide assistance to scholars who wish to use the John Nolen Papers (#2903) and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of Cornell University to conduct and publish research on Nolen and his contemporaries. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. No Cornell affiliation is expected and the awarding of support carries no formal Cornell appointment. Researchers may apply more than once.
This year, applications are due by April 29, 2013; awards will be made by May 28 for support to begin on July 1, 2013. Applications should include the researcher's credentials (curriculum vitae), a brief description of the project, a rationale for the use of the collection, the names of three appropriate references, and a budget. Please read budget and tax information for grant applicants. Applications are reviewed and awards made by the Nolen Research Fund Committee appointed by the University Librarian. The Committee will notify the Nolen family of the successful applicants.
Depending on the funds available, one or more awards are made annually. The amount of award varies according to the needs of the projects and the number of projects supported. Awards are intended to provide only partial support for any project. They are made as a single payment and carry no commitment other than the requirement that the research be carried out within the following twelve months.
At the conclusion of a year's support, each scholar is expected to submit a report of accomplishments during the period. A copy of publications acknowledging support from the Fund must also be provided. A preliminary report of accomplishments must be received before award funds can be issued.
For further information, please contact:
Director & University Archivist
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Kroch Library
Ithaca, New York 14853