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The Meyers-Putnam Family Bancroft Library Fellowship

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Given the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular award cycle is temporarily suspended.  Please check back for updates on this website.

Application deadline is the first Monday in February by 5 p.m.

Eligibility for Awards

Meyers-Putnam Family Bancroft Library Fellowship established in 2007 celebrates the important role of the University of California, Berkeley in the lives of its family members: Leslie O. Meyers (BS Mechanical Engineering, 1922), Kathryn P. Meyers, Peggy Jane Meyers Putnam (BA Physics, 1948; C.LS 1949), and Malcolm G. Putnam (BA Labor/Industrial Relations, 1953; MBA 1955). Leslie O. Meyers served as Captain of the 1921 Cal baseball team. Jane Meyers Putnam was employed as a UC Berkeley technical reference librarian from 1949 through 1955.

This fellowship supports research at The Bancroft Library by undergraduates currently enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.

Size of Awards

This fellowship is offered in the amount of $1000. Awards may be used to defray travel expenses, living expenses, or research costs.

How to Apply

All awards are made by The Bancroft Library Fellowship Committee. All applications and awards will be made within the framework of existing fellowship programs. The applicant will conduct the research project within one year of notification.

To apply for the Meyers-Putnam Family Bancroft Library Fellowship, please see the Fellowships and Awards page for application instructions.

Past Meyers-Putnam Family Bancroft Library Fellowship Recipients