Funding Opportunities

The Newberry Consortium

The Newberry Consortium is a key source of funding for MEMS graduate students. Through our affiliation with the consortium (administered at the Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies in Chicago), students and faculty have access to the programs of both the Newberry Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. In addition, both students and faculty may apply for funds to attend seminars or lectures, or to do research at these libraries. Typical grants are up to $250 for travel to Newberry programs and $500 for travel to Folger programs; in special circumstances, larger grants may be possible if funds are available.  To apply for a Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Grant, please contact the current MEMS director. To see what’s going on at the Newberry and the Folger, follow the Events link.

MEMS Summer Travel/Research Grants

MEMS awards Summer Travel/Research Grants to graduate students through an application process that commences early each Winter term. MEMS can offer such grants due to the generous gifts the program receives, and most recently, with support from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, which has provided $5,000 for this purpose for the next three years (2012-2015). For further information about how to apply for this and other grants, follow the Funding link.