I write to let you know about our Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program at the Newberry, now poised to begin its second academic year. We started the program last year to encourage PhD candidates in the humanities to conduct research in our collections and become a part of our community of scholars. We selected four graduate students for the pilot program in 2011-12, which proved a great success.
We now invite graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for this status for 2012-13. Preference will be given to candidates whose dissertation projects are well advanced and who demonstrate a need for Newberry collections in their dissertation projects. The students who are selected will be provided with research carrels, access to the Newberry during extended hours, and opportunities to present their work-in-progress to the Newberry’s scholarly community.
Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs