The Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare announces two short-term Library Research Grants for graduate students to promote scholarly use of its important collections. The first one is dedicated to The Memory of mons. Giuseppe Ferraris and the second dedicated to Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies.
These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to € 2.000 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Vercelli during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. Library Research Grants awarded in this year are tenable from May 2011 to April 2012 (except from 18th July to 4th September), and the deadline for applications is 15 April 2011. No applications will be accepted after that date.
Applicants are asked to complete an Application Form (download from www.tesorodelduomovc.it ) and submit a Word or PDF file (the latter is the preferred format) containing a Budget Form, a full Curriculum Vitae and a Research Proposal not exceeding one thousand words in length. Application should be sent by postal mail to the Library Research Grants Committee or by Email at the address given below. Applicants must also arrange for two Confidential Letters of Recommendation to be sent directly to the Library Research Grants Committee by postal mail or Email.
The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Biblioteca and Archivio Capitolare collections or in the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo collection (The Memory of mons. Giuseppe Ferraris Grant) and in the Biblioteca Capitolare collections (Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies Grant). Prospective grantees are urged to contact the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books for detailed descriptions of the collections. The Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare reserves the right to have a copy of the research that the applicant will publish at the end of her or his studies.
A committee consisting of members by University of Piemonte Orientale, Turin, Oxford, Kiel and of the Library Management will award the grants on the basis of the relevance of the proposal to unique holdings of the library and museum, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant’s scholarly qualifications.
 Note that the application form might not be available online at the time of the announcement: please send your application via email to Dr. Timoty Leonardi in that case, email address reported below.
Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare
piazza Alessandro D’Angennes, 5
13100, Vercelli – ITALY
Dr. Timoty Leonardi
Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books
Tel. and fax: +39 0161 51650
Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (rosselli at ling dot unipi dot it)