The American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers fellowships for researchers desiring to use the library’s collections. The AGS Library contains more than 1.3 million items including maps, atlases, books, periodicals, and photographs. The cartographic collection holds such items as the portfolio of maps used by the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; an original copy of the 1861 Daedong yeojido by Korean cartographer Kim Jeong-ho; and extensive collections from Latin America, Asia, and the Polar regions. Photographic collections reflect the global travels and studies of individual geographers and members of the Society throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Currently, there are two types of eligibility. Scholars at all levels, including faculty and Ph.D. dissertation writers, at U.S. federally defined Minority-Serving Institutions are eligible for the AGSL Fellowships for MSI Scholars ($600/week, up to four weeks). Scholars at all levels, including faculty and Ph.D. dissertation writers, at any university are eligible for John and Helen Best Fellowships ($400/week, up to four weeks).
Complete fellowship descriptions can be found on the AGSL Web site: http://uwm.edu/libraries/agsl/fellowships/. Applications for the 2016 fellowships are due on October 31, 2015. Direct questions about the fellowships and the collections to Curator Marcy Bidney (email@example.com).