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CAXTON CLUB GRANTS

 

The Caxton Club is pleased to open the call for submissions for its 2014-2015 round of grants for book-related projects. (Press release, PDF)

The grants of up to $2,500 each will help researchers, librarians and book artists pursue projects in the fields of book arts, bibliography, the history of the book, library studies and print culture studies. Library workers and other professionals who would like additional training are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2014.

Call for submissions: Caxton Club 2014-2015 Grants (PDF)

(Thanks to Wendy Husser for her summary of the history of the Caxton Club Scholarships, published in the Caxtonian, September 2007, upon which this is based.)

Since 2002, the Caxton Club has awarded scholarships (usually two) for expenses of up to $2,500 (each) for book-related projects to be completed during academic year. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants should have demonstrable interest in the history of the book, book arts, print culture studies, bibliography or library studies and must be enrolled in a Midwestern (Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin,Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and North and South Dakota) graduate program in one of the following areas: print culture studies, bibliography or library studies, History of the book, Book arts. Library workers and other professionals seeking additional training in book history or book arts fields are encouraged to apply.

Caxton Club Grant Recipients

2013-14

Heather Buechler

2015 MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

Anne Covell

2014 MFA candidate in Book Arts at the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa

Pamela Olson

2014 MFA candidate in Book Arts at the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa

Clare Jones

MFA candidate in Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a candidate for a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa

Greta Smith

PhD candidate in English at Miami University, Ohio

Caxton Club Scholarship Recipients

2012-13

Alex Borgen, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

Jamie Weaver, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

2011-12

Christopher Saclolo, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2010-11

Jana Sim, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Ashley Hairston, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Linda M. Brocato, University of Illinois

2009-10

Kelly Parsell, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2008-09

Teresa Pankratz, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Daniel Mellis, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2007-08

Amy Jacobs, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Drew Luan Matott, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

John Vincler, Newberry Library and University of Illinois

2006-2007

Jenny Kim, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Mark Moroney, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2005-2006

Sara Otto, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Aimee Lee, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2004-2005

Ben Blount, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Mardy Sears, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2003-2004

Kerri Cushman, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Elisabeth Long, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

2002-2003

Emily Reiser, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Jill Summers, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts