2009 Larry S. Hackman Research Residency Program at the New York State Archives

2009 LARRY J. HACKMAN RESEARCH RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT THE NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announce the availability of awards for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical records at the New York State Archives. The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced research in New York State history, government, or public policy. The program encourages public dissemination of research products. The Hackman Research Residency Program honors the New York State Archivist who headed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995.

Applicant/Project Eligibility – Applicants must be engaged in an original research project using historical government records held by the New York State Archives. Preference will be given to projects that: (1) have application to enduring public policy issues, particularly in New York State, (2) rely on holdings that have been little used and are not available on microfilm or electronically, and (3) have a high probability of publication or other public dissemination. Research in records held by other institutions is not eligible for support.

Previous residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Projects involving alternative uses of the Archives, such as research for multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films, and historical novels, are welcomed.

Awards – Awards are intended to defray costs of travel, lodging, meals, document reproduction, and other research-related expenses. Award amounts have ranged from $100 to $4,500. Research visits have ranged from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research. Awards will not supplement salary or honoraria. Eligible costs are indicated on the application form.

Applications Process/Deadline – Application forms are available online or by request:

Archives Partnership Trust, Cultural Education Center, Room 9C49, Albany, New York 12230 Phone: 518-473-7091, Fax: 518-473-7058 E-mail: hackmanres@mail.nysed.gov
Website: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/grants/

Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2009. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of scholars and archivists familiar with the State Archives and its holdings. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by May 1, 2009. Residencies must be completed by May 31, 2010.

For additional information about program requirements, see the announcement of the 2009 Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program on the website of the Archives Partnership Trust http://www.nysarchivestrust.org/

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