The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries is accepting applications now through January 14, 2022, for the Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid program. The grant, up to $5,000 depending on the proposal, is awarded to scholars or practitioners doing research using SCRC’s adult education collections.

Alexander N. Charters (1916-2018) was an internationally recognized American expert in the field of adult and continuing education. Syracuse University Libraries has assembled historical documents and University records, including manuscript, print, visual and media materials related to adult education since 1949. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters’ efforts in promoting and expanding SCRC’s adult education holdings. Through the generosity of Dr. Charters, SCRC offers annual grants to one or more scholars or practitioners wishing to do research using SCRC’s adult education collections with the amount of the award dependent on the scope of the research outlined in the applicant’s proposal.

Details on the application process are available on the Libraries’ website at https://library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/grants.php.