Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Library Research Fellowship Program, 2014-2015
Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the University Library is pleased to announce the third of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. Only researchers on unpaid leave or with partial funding from their home institution or other sources are eligible for fellowship funding under this Program. Researchers on fully-paid leave from their home institution or with full outside research fellowships are not eligible to receive fellowship funding; they may, however, be appointed as Research Scholars through a separate application process. Contact George I. Paganelis for more information about appointment as a Research Scholar.
The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the third year will be tenable from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Fellows are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. On-campus housing and dining options are available during summer months at a considerable savings over off-campus alternatives through the Sacramento State Housing and Residential Life Conference Housing Services. The fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2014. No late applications will be considered.
Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants must submit a completed application with budget, a résumé or CV, and a research proposal of up to five double-spaced pages which should include a justification for the requested length of stay/budget and plans for disseminating their research, following the instructions at the bottom of this page. They must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Library Research Fellowship Program Review Committee at the address below.
Proposals should cite the relevance of specific resources found in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection to their research. Prospective fellows are urged to consult the Web site of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and OneSearch, the Library’s on-line catalog, for detailed holdings information as they prepare their proposals.
The Library Research Fellowship Program Review Committee will consist of faculty members who will award fellowships on the basis of applicants’ qualifications, significance of their proposals, feasibility of accomplishing stated goals while in residence, and relevance of the proposals to the holdings of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. Amounts awarded will be determined based on applicants’ distance traveled to Sacramento and the proposed duration of their stay. The Review Committee reserves the right to offer awards of a modified amount or duration from those requested. Deliberations of the Review Committee are confidential and all decisions are final. The Review Committee cannot provide reviewers' comments or any further information about proposals which do not receive funding. Awards will be announced by March 21, 2014.
Fellows will have full access to the print and on-line resources of the University Library, including interlibrary loan, and will be provided workspace during their stay. No secretarial services or office supplies are available to fellows.
Before leaving Sacramento Fellows will be expected to give a presentation on their research project and within 30 days after their departure will be required to submit a two to three page report documenting progress in their research as a result of their stay and a brief evaluation of the Fellowship Program. As part of this Program, Fellows agree to acknowledge the "Library Research Fellowship Program, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, California State University, Sacramento" and its funding source, the Elios Charitable Foundation, in any resulting dissertation or publication and to deposit a copy of the same in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection.
All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the U.S. and accept the fellowship. Please note that tax withholdings may apply to fellowships.
Please have confidential letters of recommendation mailed to:
Library Research Fellowship Program
c/o Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
California State University, Sacramento
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039
Letters mailed to the committee must be postmarked no later than February 21, 2014.
Questions about the Program may be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-278-4361).
1. Download and complete the application.
2. E-mail the application, your Résumé/CV, and research proposal in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to George I. Paganelis at email@example.com with the subject line "LRFP Application 2014-2015."
You must complete the application in its entirety even though you will be uploading your résumé/CV as a separate file.
Note: Please use the following naming convention for each of your attached files:
"Last name_14-15_document" (for example, Smith_14-15_application.doc; Smith_14-15_CV.doc; Smith_14-15_proposal.doc)
The application deadline is February 21, 2014. No late applications will be considered.