Awards, Funding Opportunities

Association of Centers for Study of Congress

Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant

Awarded annually to support graduate-level research conducted at ACSC member repositories. An award of up to $1500 may be used to underwrite travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses incurred from July 1- June 1 of the award year. 


Association of Centers for Study of Congress

Grants for Research in Congressional Collections

Institutional members of ACSC are eligible to apply for individual grants not to exceed $500 on behalf of individuals conducting research in an ACSC member’s congressional collections. Grants will be awarded after research has been conducted.


Delaware Art Museum – University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

Amy P. Goldman Foundation Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

This one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers.


Friends of UD Libraries

Seth Trotter Book Collecting Contest

Open to all University of Delaware students, this annual collecting contest seeks to encourage reading and research, the creation of personal libraries, and the appreciation of printed or illustrated works for pleasure and scholarship.


Friends of UD Libraries

Seth Trotter Special Collections Essay Contest

Open to all University of Delaware students, faculty and staff, this contest honors a submission that features–and provides substantial evidence of–research discovered through the use of Special Collections materials.


University of Delaware Libraries, Museums and Press – UD Academic Departments

Graduate Assistantships in Special Collections and Museums

Limited positions with tuition and stipend, available annually to graduate students across various academic disciplines. The GA position in Museums is co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and limited to graduate students in that department. Please direct inquiries to Timothy Murray, Head, Special Collections, or Amanda Zehnder, Ph.D., Chief Curator, Museums, via