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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

GLCA Library of Congress Research Initiative

GLCA-Library of Congress Faculty-Student Research Program:  Request for Proposals

In a partnership with the Library of Congress, the Great Lakes Colleges Association  invites proposals from faculty of its member colleges – and from the extended network of institutions participating in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance – to participate in a faculty/student collaborative research program drawing on the resources of the world’s most comprehensive research library. The program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and faculty mentors to receive direct support for scholarly research from designated Library of Congress research librarians – a level of professional research support generally accorded to advanced scholars.

Proposals for the session convening in the summer of 2015 are due Friday, February 6, 2015. A total of three teams will be selected to participate this year.

The seminar will begin on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the on-site research segment at the Library concludes at the end of the day on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The program pays the travel, lodging, and food costs of the faculty leader and a home campus librarian during the ten days at the Library of Congress. The program does not cover the cost of student travel, food, and lodging.

To access the complete Request for Proposals for Summer of 2015, click here.

To read an account of three faculty-student teams that participated in the Summer 2013 program, click here.

For an account of an international research team from the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts in Slovakia, click here.