In early May 2018, Short-Term Travel Fellowships were awarded to four individuals studying at universities across the United States. In addition, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Fellowships were awarded to two UIC scholars.

The Short-Term Travel Fellowship gives individual researchers, teachers and writers of any nationality who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area the opportunity to travel to UIC to conduct research using special collections and university archives. The UIC Graduate Student Fellowship is open to UIC students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program and conducting research in subject areas related to the Library’s strong special collections in the history of Chicago.

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Congratulations to the 2018 fellows!

UIC Library Short-Term Travel Fellowship awardees

Amy Zenoni, Ph.D. candidate, History
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital

Melanie Newport, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, Urban and Community Studies
University of Connecticut-Hartford
Community of the Condemned

Eric Fure-Slocum, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History
St. Olaf College
Losing Hope: Workers’ Disengagement in Metropolitan America

Amani Morrison, Ph.D. candidate, African American and African Diaspora Studies
University of California-Berkeley
Kitchenette Building: A Cultural History

UIC Library Graduate Student Fellowship awardees

Maureen Heffern Ponicki, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science
Deindustrialization in America’s Rust Belt: Urban Governance that Builds Inclusive Resiliency

Sara O’Neill Kohl, Ph.D. candidate, Urban Planning and Policy
What Happened to Fighting Back? The Rise and Fall of Industrial Policy and the Making of Economic Development

Interested in applying?
Details will be forthcoming about the next application cycle for UIC Library Fellowships program on

Thank you!
The UIC Library’s Graduate Student and Short-Term Travel Fellowships are generously funded by the Richard J. Daley Collection Committee.