Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New research grant available

The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection are based in Wellington and are associated with The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga O Aotearoa. The society was formed in 1983 to support the work of the Dorothy Neal White Collection. In 2005 it was extended to support the National Children's and Susan Price Collections.


Ref: 31-63214, Child reading, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The Dorothy Neal White Collection (8,000 books), is a research collection of children's books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders in the century before 1940. The National Children's Collection (100,000 books) contains children's books published since 1940. Both collections contain picture books, fiction and non-fiction books published in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the Pacific, and the United States of America. In addition, the DNW Collection contains a number of children's annuals and serials. The collections are housed in the National Library of New Zealand, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington.

Ref: AWNS-19101006-6-4, Man researching, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Research Grant is being offered this year by the society. It was originally established to encourage students to use the Dorothy Neal White Collection and/or the National Children's Collection in their research. It is now open to New Zealand tertiary students, graduate teachers undertaking study and individuals not associated with a tertiary institution but undertaking research intended for publication. The research grant is also open to international students as well as New Zealand citizens and residents.

One research grant will be awarded in alternate years and is worth $2,000. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and suitability of the proposed research topic. Applications close on 31 May 2013. More information can be found on the National Library's website and the application form can be downloaded from the society's page.

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