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Dibner Library Resident Scholars

The Dibner Library Resident Scholars is a Grant sponsored by Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Average: $2500
Application Deadline: 1-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must be a researcher or student of the history and bibliography of science and technology. Applicant must request a copy of the application package. Two short-term grants are awarded for a period of up to six months. Recipient must use the collections of the Dibner library of the History of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Eligibility: Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
SIL/Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program, NMAH 1041 MRC 672
Washington, DC 20560-0672
Phone Number: 202 357 1568
Fax Number: 202 633 9102

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One may find it helpful to thoroughly research any material provided for the grant. The best shot of success will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and knowing if you fulfill them. Before you even begin, try to recognize the potential motivations of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and their goals for the Dibner Library Resident Scholars. If you are qualified, verify that there is a reasonable chance to receive the grant. If you think that there is a good chance of actually being awarded the Dibner Library Resident Scholars, then you should put forth the effort to apply.

A vital detail of applying for the grant is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be long, but take the time to make sure that you fill out the application correctly and completely. It would be awful to lose out on a technicality.

After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the Dibner Library Resident Scholars chooses a winner and distributes the resources so you'll be aware of whether or not you can rely on the grant to help meet any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Dibner Library Resident Scholars. Increasingly, it is tough to cover all of your financial needs, and making use of the Dibner Library Resident Scholars to defray some of the costs can be a huge help. Even if you don't obtain the Dibner Library Resident Scholars, keep at it, there are other grants for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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