Special Collections offers a variety of grants and awards for students and scholars.

Travel grants for scholars who need to consult collections housed in USC Libraries Special Collections

  • Wallis Annenberg Research Grants provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to scholars whose work would benefit from access to primary source materials held in the USC Libraries' archival and book collections.
  • Research Grants for German Exile Studies are provided for scholars whose work would benefit from access to German exile study materials in the University Libraries' archival and printed collections

Awards for students

  • Feuchtwanger Conference Travel Award supports travel for USC students (both undergraduate and graduate) to academic conferences to present research findings derived from consulting German exile studies primary source collections in Special Collections.
  • USC Libraries Research Award recognizes excellence and creativity in the use of USC Libraries’ research collections and services. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers or projects they have completed at USC in a for-credit class or through independent study. In addition to their papers, a Reflective Essay of 500-1000 words is required.
  • The Wonderland Award is an annual multidisciplinary competition that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll (1832–1898). The award was established in 2004 with the sponsorship of Linda Cassady.