Tuesday, August 21, 2012


EZRA JACK KEATS/JANINA DOMANSKA de GRUMMOND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE COLLECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM This fellowship program, established by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the Janina Domanska Literary Estate, and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, awards grants to scholars engaged in projects based substantially on the holdings of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. Please email Curator Ellen Ruffin if you have questions about the Fellowship. An application form is available online. I. PURPOSE The purpose of this program is to encourage imaginative and productive research in children's literature and specifically to encourage and facilitate scholarly use of the resources of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi. This collection focuses on American and British children's literature, historical as well as contemporary. Original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators are a special emphasis of the Collection. In addition, more than 160,000 published volumes, dating from 1530 to the present and including more than 250 magazine titles, are contained in the Collection. Among the resources available for use are the original illustrations, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, dummies, preliminary sketches, photographs, and correspondence of award winning author/illustrators Ezra Jack Keats and Janina Domanska. II. ELIGIBILITY Grants up to $1582 may be made to applicants of any discipline who engage in projects which require substantial use of the de Grummond Collection. Awards will be based upon the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the merits of the proposal submitted, and the appropriateness of the proposal to the resources of the de Grummond Collection. Preference will be given to projects which have a good likelihood of being published. Fellowship monies can be used for travel, lodging, and meals, and must be expended by May 31, 2013. III. CONDITIONS Recipients will be requested to submit a short report of their research at the de Grummond Collection and will be obligated to provide the Collection with a copy of any publication that was made possible by the fellowship. Publications resulting in full or part from this support should include an acknowledgement of the Ezra Jack Keats/Janina Domanska de Grummond Collection Fellowship. IV. TO APPLY An application can be printed from this website or may be obtained from the address below. Mail the completed application, postmarked by October 31, 2012 to: Ellen Ruffin, Curator de Grummond Children's Literature Collection The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Dr., #5148 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 You may e-mail it to Ellen.Ruffin@usm.edu