2014 Special Collections & Bechtel Fellowship
This application form cannot be saved during the process. Please do not fill out and submit the form until you have all the necessary information. All nomination forms are due by October 1, 2013.

Please refer to the Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship website (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bechtel) for more information about the application. If you would like to review the application before submitting electronically, you can use the PDF document located on the website.

If you have problems submitting this electronic form, please contact the chair of the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship committee, Jeanne Lamb at jeannelamb@bookops.org.

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  • APPLICATION

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  • ALA & ALSC membership is a prerequisite for this grant.
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  • Please upload the following documents:

    1. A list of professional positions you’ve held in children’s library collections, and the dates during which these positions were held.

    2. A description of topic of study and significance of the topic.

    3. Plan for pursuit of topic of study during fellowship period (include special resources needed or personnel to be consulted).

    4. Explanation of how the fellowship will benefit your professional work and enhance your ability to stimulate children to read for pleasure.
  • If you are unable to upload documents please send in an e-mail to Jeanne Lamb at jeannelamb@bookops.org.
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  • SUBMISSION

    Once you click the submit button your application will be sent to the selection committee. You will receive confirmation that your proposal has been received. If the form will not submit, please scroll up to see required fields marked with a red asterisks that have been left blank. All required fields must be filled out.

    If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship committee, Jeanne Lamb at jeannelamb@bookops.org. All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2013.