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Fellowships and Grants

Adult Education Research Grants

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Library invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its sixth year. Up to $4,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2013 to researchers and practitioners wishing to use the adult education collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal.  Winners will be encouraged to submit copies of any scholarly output resulting from their work, for inclusion in SUrface, Syracuse University's institutional repository.

The Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults is the world's most comprehensive collection of English-language materials in the field of adult and continuing education. Among the resources available to researchers are more than 90 discrete manuscript collections, 2,100 books, 50 professional journals, 220 newsletters, 400 sound recordings, 100 video-recordings, 10,000 photographs and some 2,800 master's theses and dissertations in the field. Also included are the papers of individuals such as William Langner, Beverly Cassara, and (of course) its namesake Alexander Charters, as well as the records of such pivotal organizations as Laubach Literacy International, the National University Continuing Education Association, and the Adult Education Association/American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Online finding aids to the manuscript c ollections are available on SCRC's website.

The application deadline is January 15, 2013, and winners will be announced by March 1, 2013. Grant funds awarded in March must be used between  July 1, 2013 and  June 30, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit our webpage.

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library, the home of the Charters Library, has more than 150,000 printed works and over 2,000 manuscript and archival collections. Its holdings are particularly strong in the 20th century; they include the personal papers and manuscripts of such luminaries as artist Grace Hartigan, inspirational preacher Norman Vincent Peale, author Joyce Carol Oates, photojournalist Margaret Bourke White, and industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, as well as the records of organizations such as avant-garde publisher Grove Press. A full list of all SCRC collections is available from our website.

Regional Foundation Library

Please find attached a flyer for the Regional Foundation Library.  We are a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center of New York and have an array of resources for finding grants, scholarships, and awards!  Our Platinum subscription to the Foundation Directory Online allows one to search over 180,000 grantmakers and 3 million grants!

As a program of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, our services are free and open to the public.  Please post the attached flyer so that your students and faculty know of this valuable resource that is at their disposal. 


Sylvia Jauregui 
Graduate Assistant | Regional Foundation Library
sylvia.jauregui@gmail.com | http://ddce.utexas.edu/foundationlibrary |
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sjauregui | 626.475.7680 (m)

Greetings from the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  I am writing to share some details about a fellowship program in humanistic education that our Center established in 2007.  We thought that this fellowship might be of interest to your doctoral students.

As background, the Ikeda Center Education Fellows Program provides $10,000 per year for two years to support dissertation research on Soka (literally "to create value") education, an emerging field of study in humanistic education.  The dissertation topic can be comparative—examining contrasts and similarities with other philosophies and practices of humanistic education—or can focus solely on Soka education.    

For your information, I have included details about the program and the Center below. Additional information can also be found on our website.

You can also find a bibliographic guide to English-language sources on Soka education.

We hope our fellowship program relates to your own interests and to the interests of your students and colleagues.  We would be most appreciative if you would consider sharing this information with your students.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.  

Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the program or the Center.      

Thank you very much.

Sincere regards,
Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher
Program Manager, Education Fellows Program
Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue
396 Harvard Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138
Phone:  617.491.1090