Marvin Ogilvie Memorial Grant for Foreign Language Studies
This grant will provide support for intensive summer foreign language study or research in foreign-language sources for a student with a bona fide need to do dissertation or thesis research in a foreign language. Priority is given to students in European history and the history of science. The grant will be made to a student who needs working knowledge of a foreign language for dissertation or thesis research and who satisfies one of the following criteria, in descending order of importance:
1. Has a basic or intermediate mastery of a relevant foreign language, and needs intensive summer study to be able to read written sources and communicate with archivists and librarians confidently;
2. Has a basic or intermediate mastery of a relevant foreign language, and needs intensive summer study in a second language, also necessary for the dissertation or thesis research, in order to be able to use sources in that language;
3. Has an advanced mastery of necessary foreign language(s) and would use the grant to support travel to collections to conduct research in foreign-language sources. Priority will go to students in European history and history of science, but students in other fields may apply. Students in U.S. History may apply if they have bona fide need to work with foreign language sources; the grant is not intended for students whose sole aim is to pass the foreign language examination.