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NYU Libraries Now Accepting Proposals for the Ernie O'Malley Family Research Grants

by NYU Libraries Communications on 2021-09-30T15:24:00-04:00 | Comments

Deadline for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 Fellowships: Monday, November 1, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Awards Notification: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

 

Overview

The New York University Division of Libraries and Glucksman Ireland House, the Center for Irish and Irish American Studies at NYU, are pleased to announce the first annual competition for Ernie O'Malley Family Research Grants. These grants are meant to facilitate travel to and accommodation in New York City to enable scholars or journalists to conduct short-term archival research in the Ernie O'Malley and Cormac O'Malley Papers held in the Archives of Irish America at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Grants will be made at two levels, Exploratory and Residential, ranging from $500 to $3,000, for research stays of one to three or more weeks in length (note that NYU cannot provide housing or office space). Residential Grant recipients will be eligible for Visiting Scholar status at Glucksman Ireland House. Further information about the O'Malley Papers can be found in the online finding aids for the Ernie O'Malley Papers, AIA 060, http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/aia_060, and the Cormac K. H. O'Malley Papers, AIA 019, http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/aia_019.

Timeframes and Collections Access

NYU Special Collections remains closed to external researchers. Successful applicants for this grant will receive sponsorship from the Head of Special Collections to meet regulations for collections access and will be subject to NYU Visitors Guidelines. Successful applicants must be in compliance with NYU Covid-19 policies and procedures as noted in the Visitors Guidelines. This includes mandatory vaccination and mandatory mask compliance in all indoor public spaces on NYU’s campus.

Successful applicants may begin the research period of residency any time between January 17, 2022 and May 1, 2022 or September 1, 2022 and December 15, 2022. Research appointments in Summer 2022 will be subject to periodic reading room closures for construction and a project to digitize portions of the O’Malley Papers. Researchers will be advised to confirm ahead of time the availability of particular documents.

Exploratory Grant

This grant is designed for researchers interested in conducting exploratory research in the O'Malley Family Papers in order to assess and become familiar with them in preparation for future, more substantive research. Scholars who have reached the postgraduate stage (graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, faculty, or post-PhD equivalent) are encouraged to apply. Although funding will support a one-week time frame, applicants are welcome to propose a longer visit supported by funds other than the grant.

Application will require the following:

  1. A project proposal describing your overall research agenda as it relates to the contents of the Ernie O'Malley and Cormac O'Malley Papers, a preliminary description of sources in the collection you wish to explore, a summary of how they might aid your research questions, the intended length of your visit, and an estimate of your arrival date. The proposal should be no longer than two single-spaced pages.

  2. A curriculum vitae.

  3. A budget narrative listing estimated travel and accommodation expenses in the range of $500 and $2,000.

  4. Letter of support from a colleague affiliated with a scholarly or research institution who can speak to the merits and potential of your research project.

  5. Placement of all documents in an online hosted location (e.g. a Google Drive or Dropbox folder) with a link sent by email to Shannon O’Neill, smo224@nyu.edu, and Nicholas Wolf, nicholas.wolf@nyu.edu with the subject line O’Malley Family Research Grant Application.

Residential Research Grant

This category is open to scholars interested in conducting more sustained research in the O'Malley Family Papers at NYU. These grants fund approximately three weeks of research in New York, but the term of stay can be extended by researchers who have additional funding. Scholars at the postgraduate stage (graduate student, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, or post-PhD equivalent) are encouraged to apply. Holders of the Residential Research Grant receive Visiting Scholar status at Glucksman Ireland House and are expected to present their research and findings at a Glucksman Ireland House/NYU Libraries O’Malley research seminar. Recipients of a previous Exploratory Grant are eligible to apply for the Residential Research Grant.

Application will require the following:

  1. A project proposal describing your broad research agenda, a preliminary description of the sources in the collection you wish to explore and how they might address your research questions, the length of stay you intend to dedicate to your visit, and an estimated date of your arrival. This proposal should be no longer than two single-spaced pages.

  2. A curriculum vitae.

  3. A budget narrative listing your estimated travel and accommodation expenses in the range of $500 and $3,000.

  4. Letter of support from a colleague affiliated with a scholarly or research institution who can speak to the merits and potential of your research project.

  5. Placement of all documents in an online hosted location (e.g. a Google Drive or Dropbox folder) and send the link by email to Shannon O’Neill, smo224@nyu.edu, and Nicholas Wolf, nicholas.wolf@nyu.edu, with the subject line O’Malley Family Research Grant Application.

Collection Strengths

The Ernie O’Malley and Cormac O’Malley papers contain wide-ranging material on a number of subjects, reflecting the eventful life of Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) himself and the lives of his family and contacts on both sides of the Atlantic. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, early drafts of published works, legal and financial records, material related to art and art history, documentation related to Irish revolutionary history, the Irish American community of the latter half of the twentieth century, and the politics of Northern Ireland. The collection presents a tremendous opportunity for researchers seeking new views of twentieth century history.

Researchers are welcome to propose research topics that make use of any aspect of the O'Malley papers. Some suggested subjects and document references include:

Folklore and Literature

  • Ernie O’Malley's poetry (see document ranges B1/F28-63; B2/F3)

  • Revolutionary Ballads (see B2/F52-58; B11/F4, F17, F21; B12/F2; B40/F27)

  • Irish Folklore and Proverbs (see B10/F27, B11/F2, F3, F5, F9, F11; B12, F4A, F10; B12, F20, B12/F10, F18; B15/F24, F17-19; B16/F1)

History

  • Irish early twentieth-century revolutionary history, including interviews and letters (B13/F14, 16A, 16B; B14/F24; B15/F10-11; B16/F5A-B)

Art

  • Irish modern art at its inception and interviews with modern artists, 1930-1945 (see B14/F9; B20/F19; B21/F12, 13; B21/F17, F19-20)


For more information, please contact Nicholas Wolf or Shannon O’Neill.

 


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