Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program

What is Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program?

The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work in New York State history, government or public policy by covering research expenses. It also encourages public dissemination of research products. The program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995.

Who are eligible for the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program?

Applicants must conduct original research at the New York State Archives. Previous residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Projects involving alternative uses of the Archives, such as research for multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films, and historical novels, are welcomed. The topic or area of study must draw on government records in the New York State Archives. Preference will be given to projects that: (1) have application to enduring public policy issues, particularly in New York State, (2) rely on holdings that have been little used and are not available electronically or on microfilm, and (3) have a high probability of publication or other public dissemination.

How to apply for the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program?

Applications to conduct original research at the New York State Archives must be submitted by mail, postmarked by January 15, 2011. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of scholars and archivists familiar with the State Archives and its holdings. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by May 1, 2011.

Potential applicants must contact the Archives’ Researcher Services staff well in advance of completing the application, to discuss their research topic and the records that they propose to use.

How much funding is available for the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program?

Awards are intended to defray costs of travel, lodging, meals, photo duplication, and other research-related expenses. Award amounts range from $100 to $4,500 depending on the length of stay at the State Archives and research expenses. Research visits range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research. Awards will not supplement salary or honoraria. (Eligible costs are indicated on the application.)

Where to send applications for the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program?

Archives Partnership Trust
Cultural Education Center, Room 9C49
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: 518-473-7091
Fax: 518-473-7058
E-mail: hackmanres@mail.nysed.gov

For more information on the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program, contact:

Dr. James D. Folts
Head, Researcher Services
New York State Archives
Phone: 518-474-8955
E-mail: jfolts@mail.nysed.gov

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