UF Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature – Louise Seaman Bechtel Visiting Travel Grants


The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida is offering travel grants up to $1,500 for US residents and $2,500 (not inclusive of taxes) for international residents to undertake research from August 2019 – June 2020. Applications are due July 10, 2019.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is one of the largest collections of Anglo-American children’s literature in the world, and known for its emphasis on comparative editions. Particular strengths of the collection include marginalia and inscriptions, women and science, movable books, education, and 20th century non-fiction. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the library catalog at http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/uf.jsp.

Proposals may address any topic, but applications that focus on the following topics below will have priority:

  • Diversity in children’s literature
  • Women and science
  • Creative projects using collection as inspiration
  • Movable books

Eligibility: The winning applicant must hold or have placement in either a master’s or doctoral program. Awardees must live at least 100 miles from Gainesville, Florida.

Application Process (please include the following):

  • Title and description of proposed project, and how project will address current research and/or teaching (maximum of 800 words)
  • Identification of relevant materials for consultation (maximum of 1 pg.)
  • Budget estimate for travel and lodging:
  • CV or résumé
  • Name, postal address, telephone number, and a valid email address

Address applications to the curator, Suzan Alteri (lib-baldwin@uflib.ufl.edu), with the subject line: Bechtel Visiting Travel Grant.

Winning applicants must submit a report (1-2 pages) detailing work carried out during visit by June 30, 2020