Each year, the Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis offers Visiting Research Fellowships and Research Travel Grants for the purpose of facilitating research in its collection of books, journals, manuscripts, prints, and instruments. The focus of the Bakken’s collections is the history of electricity and magnetism and their applications in the life sciences and medicine. Significant holdings include the works of natural philosophers, scientists, physicians, electro-therapists, and electrophysiologists of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Related subjects and materials include mesmerism and animal magnetism, 19th-century ephemera concerning alternative electromedical therapies, miscellaneous scientists’ letters, and trade catalogues. The instrument collection includes electrostatic generators, magneto-electric generators, induction coils, physiological instruments, recording devices, and accessories.
Visiting Research Fellowships up to a maximum of $1,500 are to be used to help to defray the expenses of travel, subsistence, and other direct costs of conducting research at The Bakken. The minimum period of residence is two weeks. Preference is given to researchers who are interested in collaborating with The Bakken on exhibits or other programs.
Travel Grants up to a maximum of $500 (domestic) and $750 (foreign) are to be used to help to defray the expenses of travel, subsistence, and other direct costs of conducting research at The Bakken. The minimum period of residence is one week.
The deadline for all 2004 applications is 16 February 2004. For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian The Bakken Library and Museum 3537 Zenith Avenue So. Minneapolis, MN., 55416 USA tel 612-926-3878 ext. 227 fax (612) 927-7265 e-mail [email protected]