The John Nolen Research Fund, established through the generosity of the Nolen family, provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply.

Awards: One or more awards may be made annually. The amount of the award varies according to the needs of the projects and the number of projects supported. Awards are intended to provide only partial support for any project. Applications are reviewed and awards made by the Nolen Research Fund Committee. The Committee will notify the Nolen family of the successful applicants.

Requirements: No Cornell affiliation is necessary, and the award carries no formal Cornell affiliation. Researchers may apply more than once. At the conclusion of the year’s support, each scholar is expected to submit a report of accomplishments during the period. A copy of publications acknowledging support from the Fund must also be provided.

Deadlines: Applications are due by April 30, 2014; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2014. Research must be completed within one year.

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