Friday, June 3, 2011

Scholarship - Congressional Papers Roundtable

In order to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Congressional Papers Roundtable and recognize its role in promoting the preservation and use of congressional collections, the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress is offering a scholarship of up to $500 to provide financial assistance to an individual or individuals, attending the annual CPR pre-conference meeting at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting on August 24th, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Preference will be given to an individual confronted with processing and preserving a congressional collection for the first time and whose institution is committed to building documentation of the political process. Applicants must be able to attend the CPR pre-conference activities on August 24th . Matching funds from the individual's institution to attend the entire SAA conference will also be given preference but is not mandatory.

Application Information

To apply, submit a one-page statement to that includes the following the following elements:

* Name and contact information

* Position title and description of activities

* Description of current work with congressional papers

* Description of why you feel you are a strong candidate for this award
Submit applications to Julia Collins Howington, ACSC Scholarship and Award Committee Chair, at by June 24th, 2011