Carnegie Corporation of New York Grant (HISTORICAL)

About the Carnegie Corporation of New York Grant To enable persons who by personality, academic and professional training, and experience show promise of contributing to the advancement of the library profession, to pursue a year of special study or research in library problems.

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Award and Frequency

The stipend for a fellowship will be $1,500 or more, varying according to the requirements of the recipient, and, if warranted, may be renewed for a second year.

Scholarships will vary in amount from $750 to $1,000 and will be awarded to persons with less extensive experience and training.

This award is not currently being given out.


Applicants should be graduates of approved colleges or universities and should have had one year's work in a library school and satisfactory experience, although these requirements may be varied for exceptional cases.

Applicant Responsibility

The work of candidates who are given awards must be done in connection with an educational institution recognized as appropriate for supervising the study, but need not necessarily be done in residence.  It is intended that students give full time to their studies, the results of which will be expected to constitute a definite contribution to library science, or to the professional equipment of the librarian.

A mid-year report of progress, as well as the final report of results of the year's work, is required of each appointee.

Application Instructions

Applications should be type-written and filed before February 15th of the awarding year giving the following information:;

  1. age
  2. record of college work, including name of college, dates, degrees, major subjects of study, relative standing in class, transript of course records, etc.
  3. reading and speaking knowledge of foreign languages
  4. training and experience in library work and other occupational experience
  5. plan of proposed study in detail
  6. educational auspices under which applicant desires to study
  7. names and addresses of three persons who can speak, on the basis of their own professional competence and from personal knowledge of the candidate, as to the candidate's capacity:
    • for library work, and 
    • for specific work outlined under (5).

Candidates should be prepared to submit health certificates. They shoud not request persons mentioned under (7) to write directly to the committee.

Copies of printed or typewritten works may be submitted. A recent photograph of the applicant (preferable unmounted and of small size) should be sent. All documents submitted become part of the records committee, and cannot be returned.

Contact Information

Beatrice Calvin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2026) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-4280
Fax: (312) 280-3256
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

Lorelle Hopkins (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2026) -
Work Phone: 312-280-4278
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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Selection Criteria

Awarded to librarians from the United States and Canada.


Grants will be conditional upon the acceptance of the applicant by the institution shosen to supervise the work.

Applicants will be notified as soon as possible.