Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium at the Newberry Library

 

Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium at the Newberry Library

The Newberry

 

Kent State University is a proud and long-standing member of the Center for Renaissance Studies (CRS) Consortium at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL. One of the benefits of membership is that funds that are available for members of the Kent State community (faculty, students, and staff) to attend and participate in events at the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies or to conduct research in the relevant collections at the Newberry Library. Thanks to a reciprocal agreement members of the Kent State community can also use these funds to attend and participate in events or to conduct research at the Folger Institute in Washington D.C.    

 

Eligibility for Newberry Consortium Grants

 

All Kent State faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff are eligible to apply for funding known as a Newberry Consortium Grants. Our campus representative to the CRS Consortium maintains a listserv for all those who wish to receive information about events and opportunities at the Newberry Library and Folger Institute. If you wish to be added to the listserv (or removed from it), please contact the current campus representative Professor Matthew Crawford of the Department of History at: mcrawf11 [at] kent.edu.

 

Funds are limited and so the highest priority is given to: 1) applicants with a demonstrated need to conduct research in the collections at the Newberry Library or the Folger Institute; 2) applicants participating in programs sponsored by Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library or by the Folger Institute; and 3) applicants attending a program sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library or by the Folger Institute.

 

Applications for funding are accepted throughout the academic year. Requests for funding to support trips to the Newberry Library or Folger Institute during the summer break must be submitted before May 15.

 

Funds are dispersed on a first-come-first-served basis and priority is given to those applicants that have not yet received funding during the given academic year.

 

How to Apply for Newberry Consortium Grants

 

1. Contact Kent State’s campus representative (Professor Matthew Crawford: mcrawf11 [at] kent.edu). Be sure to contact Professor Crawford at least two weeks before you plan to visit the Newberry Library or Folger Institute to confirm that funds are available. Do this first!

2. If funds are available, submit the following via e-mail to Professor Crawford at mcrawf11 [at] kent.edu before your trip: 1) a brief narrative explaining the reason for visiting the Newberry or the Folger and what you hope to accomplish; 2) a budget indicating the dates of the trip and the expected expenses for travel and lodging (Note: incidentals (e.g. photocopying) are not covered); and 3) graduate students should submit a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor.

How to Claim Reimbursement

 

1. Download and fill in the Reimbursement Request Form:

https://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/textpage-attachments/Reimbu...

 

2. Make a copy of the completed request form and your receipts for your records. It is important to make a copy of your receipts because you must submit the original receipts in order to receive reimbursement. Be sure to keep your original receipts during your visit to the Newberry of the Folger.

 

3. Submit the completed request form and your original receipts to Kent State’s campus representative, Professor Matthew Crawford, via campus mail in an envelope addressed to: Professor Matthew Crawford, Department of History, 305 Bowman Hall. If for some reason you or the campus representative do not have access to campus mail, the completed request form and scanned images of the original receipts may be submitted via e-mail to the campus representation. Please send the e-mail to Professor Matthew Crawford at: mcrawf11 [at] kent.edu

 

If all the materials are in order, the campus representative will approve the reimbursement and submit it to the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. Reimbursements are disbursed to the applicant directly from the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library.