Senator Paul Simon Papers Research Stipends

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Morris Library’s Special Collections Research Center and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute of Southern Illinois University Carbondale announce the availability of travel stipends of up to $750 for research in the Senator Paul Simon Papers.  Faculty, students and independent researchers are eligible to apply for the stipends, which may be used for travel, lodging, per diem and photocopies.  Applicants must live at least 100 miles from Carbondale and plan to spend at least two full days working in the Senator Paul Simon Papers. Applicants will be judged on their academic preparation for research, how the Senator Paul Simon Papers will contribute to their research topic, and the likelihood that their research will lead to a substantive product (book, article, dissertation, etc).  Stipend recipients must agree to give an informal presentation of their research while in Carbondale and to provide the Special Collections Research Center with copies of publications resulting from this research.  To apply, researchers must submit a completed application form, curriculum vitae, names of three references who can attest to research potential, and a statement of intent explaining proposed research, including scholarly significance and relevance to the Senator Paul Simon Papers.  Applications for the stipends will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Up to two stipends will be awarded each year, depending on availability of funds.  The stipends must be used within one year of acceptance.