The Jon Barry Grant for Library Research Outside of Colby for English Majors
The Jon Barry Grant is designated for research in libraries and archives beyond Colby. In recent years, an English honors thesis student visited the Derrida Archives at the University of California-Irvine and a Senior Scholar used funds to partially finance a trip to London to research Charles Dickens’ involvement with and connections to the Strand Union and Middlesex Hospital by visiting The London Metropolitan Archives, The Westminster Archives Center, the British Library, King’s College Special Collections, and The Welcome Library. The English Department welcomes proposals for using these funds from all English students, especially Senior Scholars and honors thesis students. Grants will range from $500 to $2,500. Funds are specifically for travel, food, and lodging expenses associated with visiting libraries and archives.