Travel Awards: Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas (12/31/2021 application deadline!)

The Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to facilitate research using the library’s collections. There are three award categories, and the amount available for each award is $1,000. 

·         African American Experience Collections: Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award

·         Polish Collections: Alexander and Valentine Janta Endowment Travel Award

·         All Library Collections: Spencer Research Library Travel Award

Travel grants are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, or independent researchers living beyond a 100-mile radius from Lawrence, Kansas. Applicants should document a research agenda entailing the need for in-person access to materials held by Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Grant money may be used for travel, lodging, and other expenses while pursuing research at the library. Award recipients may be asked to give a brief, informal presentation about their research topic during their visit.

The application deadline is December 31, 2021, for travel from March 1 and December 23, 2022. The awards committee will begin reviewing applications after the deadline, and applicants will be notified by February 15, 2022.

For more detailed information on these travel grants and the application process, please visit  For information on Spencer Research Library’s collection strengths, please visit

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