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Faculty Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to faculty from ACM colleges for travel to:

Newberry Library

Chicago, IL

The Newberry Library in Chicago is a rich resource for scholars in the humanities. To help faculty members at ACM and GLCA colleges take advantage of this resource, the ACM offers modest travel grants.

Newberry Library

Newberry Library in Chicago

Faculty at ACM and GLCA colleges are welcome to make short visits to get acquainted with the Newberry's collection. Such a visit would be particularly useful for those interested in directing the Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities, or who want to investigate research possibilities at the library.

To make these visits possible, ACM offers grants that cover two nights lodging at a moderately priced hotel in downtown Chicago. Applications consist of a vita and a proposal that outlines the applicant's goals for the research and its suitability to the Newberry's collection. A limited number of grants are available; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Newberry is one of the country's foremost research centers in the humanities. Its collections focus on the history and literature of Europe and the Americas from the medieval period to the early twentieth century. Specific strengths of the European collections include the Renaissance, the French Revolutionary era, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian history, and British literature and history. Strong collections for Americanists cover the American West, European exploration and settlement of the New World, local history and genealogy, Native American history and literature, and the literature and history of the Midwest. The Newberry also has world-renowned collections in the history of cartography, the history and theory of music, the history of printing, and early philology and linguistics. The Library is a thriving community of scholars where you can meet colleagues from around the world.

For more information contact ACM Vice President & Director of Off-Campus Study Programs Joan Gillespie.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, TN

 Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Entrance to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Faculty from ACM colleges are eligible for resident faculty research positions in the social and natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science with the Oak Ridge Science Semester each fall. Applicants wishing to visit the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) may receive reimbursement for travel expenses.

Applications are usually due in late spring for the academic year beginning 16 months later. For more information, contact Dan Gibson or Beth Jeffries, Oak Ridge Science Semester, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023 (740-587-6304).