Arne Nixon Center Research Fellowships- due November 6, 2017

The Arne Nixon Center is pleased to offer a new round of Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the Fresno/Clovis area who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral and independent research.

Two Fellowships of up to $2,000 will be awarded to scholars. The award may be used for transportation to and from Fresno, living expenses while in residence and basic research materials and supplies needed to accomplish the research. Awards must be used within one year of notification.

Individuals interested in conducting on-site research to support projects pertaining to children’s literature are encouraged to apply. A completed application form must be accompanied by a detailed project description with proposed budget, abbreviated CV and letter of recommendation from a professional who knows the researcher’s work.

The Arne Nixon Center is a leading resource for the study of literature for young people. It houses a collection of more than 60,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, original art and papers of authors and illustrators. With an emphasis on diversity, the holdings include the largest LGBTQ collection of books for young people in the nation; a World Languages collection with books in over 50 different languages (more than 2,100 of these in Spanish); the Lewis Carroll collection (an extensive assemblage of international books and materials by, about and related to the iconic author); and the Helen Monette Amestoy collection of over 6,000 books on cats.

Additional information about the Arne Nixon Center and its collections, as well as a Research Fellowship application form, may be found on its website at Most materials owned by the Arne Nixon Center may be found in the Henry Madden Library catalog. For further information, please contact the Curator, Jennifer Crow at 559.278.8116 or email

The deadline to apply is November 6, 2017. Submit applications by email to  The application can also be submitted through Google Forms at  Applications will be vetted by a committee. Chosen recipients will be notified in early January 2018.

Recipients must be willing to have their name, photo and title of their research promoted via publicity and marketing channels. They will also provide a lunch-time presentation about their findings to the Madden Library faculty and staff and other interested Fresno State personnel.

Research Fellowship Application

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