Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Research Grant
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
Research Grant value $2,000
Closing dates for applications
Next: 31 October 2020
31 October on even years
Length of award
One Research Grant shall be awarded in alternate years. The Research Grant shall not be awarded in any year where there are no suitable candidates. If no award is made, applications will be invited in the following year and this will be announced on the Friends’ (http://www.dnwfriends.nzl.org) and other web sites.
Number of awards offered
One per annum, biennially, alternating with the Susan Price Scholarship.
Purpose of award
The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection (http://www.dnwfriends.nzl.org/) established this research grant to encourage students to use these collections in their research.The collections are housed in the National Library of New Zealand, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington.
The Research Grant will be awarded to an applicant who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Dorothy Neal White Collection and/or the National Children’s Collection, and is:
a student (3rd year and above) attending any tertiary institution in New Zealand;
a graduate teacher undertaking study;
an individual undertaking bone fide research leading to publication.
The grant will be awarded on the basis of the academic merit and suitability of the proposed research topic.
The grant may be held together with other scholarships and prizes.
The grant is open to international students as well as New Zealand citizens and residents.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The successful candidate will:
attend a Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection event to receive the award and outline their
research topic; and
present their findings to a Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection event,
write a report on their research that may be published in the Friends’ publication Notes-Books-
How do students apply?
Applications are due by 31 October and following even years. Please download an application form from our website. Selection will be based on the merit of the proposal. Please submit a one-page research proposal and a letter of support from an academic supervisor (or appropriate referee for those not undertaking a formal course of tertiary study).
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How and when do students learn of the decision?
They will notify applicants of the result within one week of the selection meeting.
The Grants Committee of the Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection will choose the successful candidate
History or background of award
The Dorothy Neal White Collection (9,000 books), in the National Library of New Zealand, 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 (115,000 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.
Previous recipients have researched topics including the presentation of Irish characters in children's books, the formation of national identity in junior fiction, and the use of archaic and negative portrayals in currently-available works.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in March 2020.