Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Library Research Fellowship Program, 2016-2017
Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation
and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation,
the University Library is pleased to announce the
continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the
the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for
scholarly research in
Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The
provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from
$1,000 to $4,000 in
the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation
expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is
external researchers anywhere in the world at the
senior scholar levels (including independent scholars)
fields encompassed by the Collection's strengths who
reside outside a
75-mile radius of Sacramento. Only researchers on
unpaid leave or with
partial funding from their home institution and/or other
eligible for fellowship funding under this Program. Researchers
on fully-paid leave from their home institution or with full outside
research fellowships are not eligible to receive fellowship funding;
they may, however, be appointed as Research Scholars through a separate
application process. Contact George I. Paganelis for more information about appointment as a Research Scholar.
The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and
months, depending on the nature of the research, and for
the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.
responsible for making their own travel and accommodation
On-campus housing and dining options are available during
at a considerable savings over off-campus alternatives
through the Sacramento State Housing and Residential Life Conference Housing Services. The fellowship application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.
Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants must submit a completed application with budget, a resume or CV, and a research proposal of up to five
double-spaced pages which should include a justification for the
requested length of stay/budget and plans for disseminating their
research, following the instructions at the bottom of this page. They
must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be
sent directly to the Library Research Fellowship Program Review
Committee as instructed below.
Proposals should cite the relevance of specific resources found in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection to their research. Prospective fellows are urged to consult the Web site of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and OneSearch,
the Library's on-line catalog and discovery system, for detailed holdings information as
they prepare their proposals.
The Library Research Fellowship Program Review Committee
will consist of faculty members who will award fellowships on the basis
of applicants' qualifications, significance of their proposals,
feasibility of accomplishing stated goals while in residence, and
relevance of the proposals to the holdings of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic
Collection. Amounts awarded will be determined based on applicants'
distance traveled to Sacramento and the proposed duration of their
stay. The Review Committee reserves the right to offer awards of a
modified amount or duration from those requested. Deliberations of the
Review Committee are confidential and all decisions are final. The
Review Committee cannot provide reviewers' comments or any further
information about proposals which do not receive funding. Awards will
be announced by March 11, 2016.
Fellows will have full access to the print and on-line
resources of the University Library, including interlibrary loan, and
will be provided workspace during their stay. No secretarial services or
office supplies are available to fellows.
Before leaving Sacramento Fellows will be expected to
presentation on their research project (or arrange
alternative dissemination in the case of summer stays) and within 30
days after their
departure will be required to submit a two to three page
documenting progress in their research as a result of
their stay and a
brief evaluation of the Fellowship Program. As part of
Fellows agree to acknowledge the "Library Research
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, California State
Sacramento" and its funding source, the Elios Charitable
Foundation or the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, in
any resulting dissertation or publication and to deposit a
copy of the
same in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection.
All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent
residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the
U.S. and accept the fellowship. Please note that tax withholdings may apply to fellowships.
Please have confidential letters of recommendation
mailed to the address below or sent as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters sent by e-mail must be on letterhead (when applicable) and contain original signatures.
Library Research Fellowship Program
c/o Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
California State University, Sacramento
2000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039
Mailed letters must be postmarked by February 26, 2016 and e-mailed letters must be received by the same date.
Questions about the Program may be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (email@example.com or 916-278-4361).
1. Download and complete the application.
2. E-mail the application, your Resume/CV, and research
proposal in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to George I.
Paganelis at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "LRFP Application 2016-2017."
You must complete the application in its entirety even though you will be uploading your resume/CV as a separate file.
Note: Please use the following naming convention for each of your attached files:
"Last name_16-17_document" (for example,
The application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.