The Keough-Naughton Library Research Award provides grant funding to assist scholars who travel to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in all aspects of Irish studies.
The Irish Studies collections of the Hesburgh Libraries, primarily print, include a wide-ranging fiction collection, a strong seventeenth and eighteenth century print book collection, and collections on Berkeley, Burke and Swift. Lists and descriptions may be found in the research guide, Irish Studies Resources for Graduate Research, and on the Rare Books and Special Collections website.
The award is intended to defray the cost of travel and accommodation for research visits of one to three weeks in duration. The value of the award is normally between $1,000 and $3,000. Awardees may be established scholars, graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. Applications from international locations are encouraged. An important consideration will be the relevance of the Hesburgh Library collections to the proposed research project.