CBI Research Program: Norberg Travel Fund
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Arthur L Norberg 2021 Reimbursement Grant Competition for Scanning/Remote CBI Archives Use

The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. This coming year, given the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will be awarding grants to use the collections remotely through placing scanning orders based on our finding aids/guides. We will offer more awards than usual at a lesser amount. All awards will be for reimbursement up to $400. These are reimbursement grants for scanning, photo use fees, or other expenses to access CBI materials remotely

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an internationally recognized research center and archives focused on the history of information technology. CBI conducts major research projects; publishes books and articles; and collects, processes, and provides open public access to the most diverse and extensive collection of archival materials on computing, software, and networking in the world. CBI collections include the records of corporations, technical and trade associations, personal papers, industry publications, oral histories, photographs, film/video, and an extensive reference library. The Norberg Travel Fund is named for CBI's founding director, Arthur L. Norberg, and is funded by generous gifts from his friends and colleagues.

List of past recipients

To Apply:

Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that describes the overall research project, dentifies the importance of specific CBI collections, and discusses the projected outcome (journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.).  Applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the extensive on-line finding guides to CBI’s 200-plus archival collections www.cbi.umn.edu/collections/archmss.html.  Applications not indicating (likely) collections you are interested in for your project will not be considered.

Scanning orders must be placed no later than Oct. 31, 2021.

Notification of awards will be made by mid-February and scanning orders can commence directly thereafter. Questions pertaining to collection content and access can be directed to Amanda Wick, CBI Interim Archivist, at abwick@umn.edu. Please direct questions about the Arthur Norberg Travel Fund to Jeffrey Yost, CBI Director, yostx003@umn.edu For additional information, see www.cbi.umn.edu.

Materials must be received by CBI no later than January 15, 2021.

Application materials should be sent to cbi@umn.edu. A confirmation email will be sent once your application has been received.

Alternatively, applications may be mailed to:

Charles Babbage Institute: Norberg Travel Grant
211 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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