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Karen Alane Robinson Children’s Literature Fellowship

The Karen Alane Robinson Children’s Literature Fellowship was established to encourage scholarly research in the collections of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina.

The Irvin Department’s collections include:

  • The Augusta Baker Collection of Multicultural Children’s Literature
  • The Graham-Kennett Collection of Children’s Literature
  • The Greta D. Little and Joel Myerson Collection of Multicultural Children’s Literature
  • The Martha Jane Zachert Collection of Abecedaria and Fine Press Printing
  • The William Savage Textbook Collection

In addition, the Irvin Department holds substantial collections of American, British, and Scottish Literature; natural history and science; historical material; religious studies and philosophy; and growing collections of early medieval manuscripts and fine press printing.

Grants up to $1500 may be made to applicants of any discipline who engage in projects which require substantial use of the children’s and young adult collections held by the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Awards will be based upon the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the merits of the proposal submitted, and the appropriateness of the proposal to the resources of the Collection. Fellowship monies can be used for travel, lodging, and meals, and must be expended during the period of research. Recipients will be requested to acknowledge the Fellowship in all resulting products of their research, and to provide the Irvin Department with a copy of any publications. 

Additionally, recipients will be asked to submit a brief report on their work at the end of the fellowship period. Please send a letter of application describing your research project, the approximate dates of your intended research visit, and a copy of your vita to: 

Elizabeth Sudduth, Director
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
University of South Carolina Libraries
Columbia, S.C. 29208

The application deadline for 2016 will be posted soon.