Research Grants & Prizes

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer several short-term research grants and prizes and awards.


Grants & Fellowships

  • Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term research grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. For information and application procedures, see: Library Research Grants 

  • John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. For more, see: John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship


Awards & Prizes 

  • Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize

Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! To apply, see: Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize 

  • Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Graduate Student 

The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites students enrolled in all departments of Princeton University's Graduate School to compete for the Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Graduate Student. First and second prizes will be awarded for essays based on research in one or more divisions of the Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. To apply, see: Graduate Student Prize