Heckman Research Stipends

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Collegeville, Minnesota  56321

PURPOSE:  For research at the Library.

ELIGIBILITY:  Graduate students or scholars who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree.

DURATION:  Two weeks to six months.

AMOUNTS:  Variable up to $2,000.

DEADLINES:  Twice a year. April 15 for research conducted from July 1-December 31. November 15 for research conducted from January 1-June 30.

APPLICATION:  Submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page description of the research project including proposed length of stay, an explanation of how the Library’s resources will enable you to advance your project, and a confidential letter of recommendation from your advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of your work.

SEND:  All inquiries and materials to The Committee on Research, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 or directed to hmml@csbsju.edu, or fax (320) 363-322

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library houses extensive resources for the study of manuscripts and archives. Almost 120,000 manuscripts are available on microfilm and in digital format.  HMML has microfilmed extensively in Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Ethiopia, and is currently digitizing manuscripts in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, India, Ukraine, Malta and Italy. Consult the Library’s website for further information, including an electronic inventory of its collections (OLIVER) and a growing database of manuscript and book images (Vivarium).


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