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Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships

Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships provide funding to Harvard undergraduates to do research in the Schlesinger Library's collections. Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library is committed to supporting students to pursue their own research. The research may relate to any of the library’s holdings, which include special collections documenting two centuries of social reform movements, from abolition to transgender rights.

While proposals related to any of the library’s collections are welcome, projects on the topics of law, education, and justice and of youth leadership are of particular interest. The research can be carried out in conjunction with a project for academic credit (such as a course paper or senior thesis), although it is not required. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopying, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project’s potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library’s holdings.

Submit applications for Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships here. Applications for this grant are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is February 26, 2021.

Awards will be announced in early April 2021, to be used for research at the library or digitally from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

To see an example of a successful Pforzhiemer Fellowship proposal, please contact

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