Call for Proposals
Library Treasures Scholarships for the Academic Year of 2022-2023
The University of Hawaiʻi Library at Mānoa (“UHM Library”) is offering AY2022-2023 Library Treasures Scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to promote the use of the UHM Library’s collections by our students and to raise awareness campus-wide about the educational values of our library’s unique holdings. The UHM Library is committed to providing wide-ranging services to our students and assisting them with their respective pursuit of academic excellence.
Students in any discipline and at any level of study are invited to submit proposals of projects that involve the use of the UHM Library’s collections, and whose final outcomes will result in the production of either research or creative pieces. Proposed projects may be an integral part of faculty-guided undergraduate or graduate course-related activities, such as those required in research seminars, labs, and creative media. The scholarships will be given to the best proposals. Scholarship recipients will present their final products at a public event that the UHM Library will host in Spring 2023.
The Library Treasures Scholarships are made possible by the generous funding from an anonymous donor of the Library.
- Individual projects – up to $400 per award
- Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at any level of study and in any disciplines, fields, and areas of specialization are eligible.
- The estimated graduation time is Fall 2023 or later.
- Priority will be given to first-time undergraduate applicants.
- Proposal submission deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022 (by midnight)
- Notification to scholarship recipients: Friday, December 9, 2022
- Presentation of final works by scholarship recipients: Friday, April 28, 2023
Use UH File Drop to transmit the application package (Items #1-4 listed below) to Yuma Totani (Professor, Department of History; firstname.lastname@example.org) by the submission deadline. Item #5 (to be completed by a faculty mentor) should be sent directly to the same email address.:
- A project title (not to exceed 30 words) and a statement (not to exceed 1,000 words) describing your project. The statement should address the following questions: (1) which part of the library collections you intend to use and why, (2) how you plan to address the evaluation criteria as indicated below, and (3) which librarians you have contacted to seek guidance on the collection of your interest.
A budget is not required. However, indicate in the statement if you expect to incur any costs in pursuit of your project (such as the purchase of equipment).
- A plan of work and a list of library resources that you plan to use. Indicate if you would like to obtain special permission to access the library sources of your choosing.
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae of the applicant.
- UH WH-1 Form. This form must be completed by every applicant.
- Faculty Mentor Form. Each project proposal must have a faculty mentor under whose guidance the student will seek to bring the proposed project to a conclusion. Scholarship applicants may choose as a faculty mentor any individual who holds a faculty position at the University of Hawaiʻi.
The faculty mentor is requested to complete this form and email it directly to Yuma Totani (email@example.com).
The following evaluation criteria apply to all proposals:
- Sources: The proposed project utilizes sources that are available at the UHM Library, and it identifies their importance in the relevant fields of study.
- Analytical content: The proposed project analyzes the sources and explains their historical significance.
- Plan of work: The proposed project has a clear, practicable plan of work.
- Artistic, technical, and communicative content: The proposed project discusses what sorts of innovative visual, sound, editing, and storytelling techniques it plans to apply.
*The fourth criterion (artistic, technical, and communicative content) is applicable to proposals on creative works only.
Students are invited to explore any part of the vast collections at the University of Hawaiʻi Library at Mānoa, which include general library materials, special collections on closed shelves, maps, government documents, manuscripts and archives, video-recordings and DVDs, musical recordings, and electronic/digital resources. The UHM Library website offers various guides to the library collections. See, for instance, Exhibits. See also “Librarians’ Picks”
The Library Treasures Scholarships are considered as an income and hence subject to withholding and reporting.
Please email Jean C. Thoulag, Access Services Librarian, for questions regarding resources and access (email firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 808-956-2468).