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Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon


Send applications to:
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4730
Attn.: Helena Zinkham
Swann Fund Administrator
Questions should be addressed to:
Martha Kennedy
Phone: (202) 707-9115
E-mail: [email protected]

Home Address ____________________________________________________________________________
Title of Dissertation or Thesis_________________________________________________________________
Name of Academic Advisor___________________________________________________________________________________
Address (if different from above)_______________________________________________________________
U.S. resident?_____________________ If not, specify visa status/type_______________________________
Visa sponsor's name and telephone number____________________________________(___)_____________


(1) An up-to-date résumé providing information as to education, degrees received, fellowships and
honors, publications, positions held, and other pertinent information. ___ (check if enclosed)

(2) A one-page abstract (250 words maximum) that specifies how the proposed project is related
to the field of caricature and cartoon and identifies specifically which Library collections the applicant intends to utilize in research during the required two-week period of residency at the Library of Congress. ___ (check if enclosed)

(3) A description of the proposed project (no longer than five pages) including (a) accomplishments
to date, (b) a timetable for completion, (c) an itemized budget (including necessary travel and research expenses that should not include foreign travel), (d) plans for use of the Library of Congress collections, and (e) other pertinent information, including plans for publication. (Font no smaller than 11, single spacing unacceptable, 1 1/2 spacing permissible) ___ (check if enclosed)

(4) Visual materials that support the project are required in the proposal or as separate photocopies (no more than 10 pages). The board tends to favor proposals that give attention to the aesthetic qualities and artistry of materials being studied. ___ (check if enclosed)

Applications lacking any of these required components will automatically be eliminated from review.

Names, affiliations, and address of two references from whom you have requested
letters of recommendation:


Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the Swann Foundation. Please give your recommenders copies of your proposal and ask them to comment on your strengths and weaknesses, the value of the proposed project, and your abilities to carry out the project as described.

All materials must be received by February 15, 2021 in order to be considered for the Fellowship.

We recommend that you send your application electronically as a PDF or Word document, or if by hard copy with a delivery system such as FedEx, UPS, or a comparable service and not the U.S. Postal Service, since the Library is not receiving timely deliveries of mail.

For information, email us at: [email protected]

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