Apply for funding to do research or attend programs at the Newberry.

Three participants from our 2022 Summer Paleography Institute examine manuscripts from the Newberry collections.

Funding Your Research

Faculty, students, librarians, and staff from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funding to participate in Center for Renaissance Studies programs or to conduct research at the Newberry.

Each member institution sets its own policies, requirements, and deadlines for granting funds. Some may limit eligibility to specific departments, colleges, or other units within the university. Contact your consortium faculty representative in advance of incurring any expenses for details and authorization. 

As of the 2023-24 academic year, the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is no longer issuing Consortium Grants in the form of reimbursement. Rather, all CRS Consortium grants will be issued as stipends, paid out at the start of your program or visit. The stipend total should be determined by the requestor and their consortium faculty representative. Please note that stipends may count as taxable income. Keep copies of receipts and consult a tax preparation professional for advice.

  • A completed Stipend Request Form.
  • A completed W-9 tax form (or W-8BEN tax form if you are a foreign national or non-permanent resident). View W-9 instructions; view W-8BEN instructions.
  • Approval from your consortium faculty representative, in the form of a signature on your reimbursement request form or email from your representative (send to Dr. Rebecca Fall or the Center for Renaissance Studies).
  • OPTIONAL: ACH Authorization Form (for U.S. bank accounts) or Wire Transfer Authorization Form (for non-U.S. bank accounts). Most payments will arrive via check. Some international consortium members may require reimbursement via wire transfer due to restrictions on foreign checking. In that case, please submit a Wire Transfer Authorization Form in addition to the documentation described above. Stipends will be paid via check and arrive via snail mail unless you submit these optional forms.
  • NOTE: Receipts are no longer required to accompany Consortium Grant requests.

Please submit all reimbursement requests via the following webforms, which include the documents described above:

Direct any questions to Dr. Rebecca Fall or email the Center for Renaissance Studies.

Please do not mail hard copies if you can avoid doing so.

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