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February 15, 2002

Swann Foundation Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

Due to delays in receiving mail at the Library of Congress, the deadline for receiving completed applications for the Swann Foundation Fellowship has been extended to February 28, 2002. Applicants should still use FEDEX, UPS, or another direct shipping service to guarantee that their applications and letters of recommendation arrive by the new deadline. Notification will occur in spring of 2002. The annually awarded fellowship of $15,000 will cover the 2002-2003 academic year.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis for that degree, or engaged in postgraduate research within three years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D. Although research must be in the field of caricature and cartoon, there is no limitation regarding the place or time period covered. Since the fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is also no restriction on which university department might oversee a project proposed for the fellowship, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art.

The Foundation's support of research and academic publication is carried out in part through its program of fellowships. The application for the Swann Foundation fellowship requires a statement of qualifications, project description, research needs, and a budget. The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, now administered by the Library of Congress, is overseen by an advisory board composed of scholars, collectors, cartoonists, and Library of Congress staff members. Its activities support the study, interpretation, preservation and appreciation of original works of humorous and satiric art by graphic artists from around the world.

Guidelines and application forms are available through the Swann Foundation's Web site: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swannhome.html, by e-mailing: swann@loc.gov, or by calling Martha Kennedy in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress at (202) 707-9115.

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PR 02-018
02/15/02
ISSN 0731-3527

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