Biblioteca and Archivio Capitolare of Vercelli: Grant for Graduate Foreign Students 2013/2014

Guidelines for applicants

The Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare announces one short-term Library Research Grant, dedicated to The Memory of mons. Giuseppe Ferraris or to Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies, for graduate students to promote scholarly use of its important collections.

This Library Research Grant, which has a value of up to € 2.000, is 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 Grant awarded in this year is tenable from June 2013 to May 2014 (except from 18th July to 4th September), and the deadline for applications is 15 May 2013. No applications will be accepted after that date.

Applicants are asked to complete an Application Form (visit the website) 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) or 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, Gottingen and of the Library Management will award the grant 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.

Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare
piazza Alessandro D’Angennes, 5
13100, Vercelli – Italy
www.tesorodelduomovc.it

Dr Timoty Leonardi
Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books
timoty.leonardi@tesorodelduomovc.it
Tel. and fax: +39 0161 51650

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