- Series 4, Fellowships and Grants-in-Aid Program
Series 4, Fellowships and Grants-in-Aid Program
6 boxes (2 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
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Collection Creator: Fund for the Republic..
Extent: 6 boxes (2 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 4, Fellowships and Grants-in-Aid Program, 1953-1962, contains proposals, copies of the Fund's approval letter, and almost always a copy of the final report. What falls in between are progress reports, correspondences, and more often than not requests for more money.
The Fund distributed several fellowships to scholars studying various problems in the field of civil liberties. The majority of these fellowships dealt with either race or law-related issues, although there was a great deal of variety within each subsection. The fellowship and grants-in- aid program was established in November 1954 by the Board of Directors as a means of exploring areas the Fund was not prepared to undertake on a large scale. It was agreed that the Fund should not seek publicity for this program, but the officers should “find and assist people of mature judgement, who were doing or who are qualified to do constructive work in areas of the Fund's interest.” Professor Robert E. Cushman of Cornell University was hired as the consultant for the program, and screened all applications before forwarding them to the Fund's officers.
Series 4, Fellowships and Grants-in-Aid Program; 1953-1962; Fund for the Republic Records, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.