American Geographical Society Library Fellowships 2016

agsl logoThe 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 (bidney@uwm.edu).