2 library research grant applications now open

Colorado State University Libraries’ Water Resources Archive and Friedman Feminist Press Collection recently opened research assistance grants to applications for 2023.

Water scholars wanted 

The Water Resources Archive is accepting applications for the Water Scholar Award to researchers who are studying topics related to western water. Grants will be awarded to researchers whose work would benefit from extensive use of the archive’s primary sources and other materials.

The archive contains a range of documents that shed light on the histories of irrigation, civil engineering, water management and interstate compacts with a central focus on Colorado.

Grants can be used to offset travel expenses to visit the archive and costs associated with publishing scholarly products. Specific references to the collection’s holdings and their relation to the applicant’s area of research must be included.

The inaugural recipient in 2022 was Ryan Hearty, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University.

Applications are due to CSU Libraries Water Resources Archivist Patty Rettig by Jan. 31, 2023.

Find more information on the Water Scholar Award and how to apply at col.st/r2P2J.

Explore the Friedman Feminist Press Collection 

The Friedman Feminist Press Collection offers research grants for gender- or women-focused projects that draw upon its extensive resources, which make up the largest collection of feminist press-published books and other materials in the Rocky Mountain West.

Named for CSU alumna June Friedman, the unique collection features a host of second-wave feminist literature and publishing materials that shed light into the development of the feminist movement.

Applications should include specific references to the collection’s sources and second-wave feminism topics. The grant is intended to support research visits and publishing scholarly products.

Past recipients have included CSU alum Kianna Middleton, who researches the intersections of Black feminism, disability, sexuality, and poetry; and scholar Shane Snowdon, who researchsd the U.S. lesbian feminist community and its impact on feminism and LGBTQ+ liberation.

Applications are due to CSU Libraries Coordinator for Digital and Archive Services Mark Shelstad by Jan. 21, 2023.

Find more information on the Friedman Feminist Press Collection grant and how to apply at col.st/81n3r.