Study of Children’s Literature Research Fellowships


The Fresno State Henry Madden Library’s Arne Nixon Center


The Fresno State Henry Madden Library’s Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is pleased to offer Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the Fresno/Clovis area who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.  
Two Fellowships of up to $2,000 will be awarded annually to scholars. The award may be used for transportation to and from Fresno, living expenses while in residence and research materials and supplies needed to accomplish the research. Awards must be used within one year of notification.
Individuals interested in conducting on-site research to support projects pertaining to children’s literature are encouraged to apply. A completed application form must be accompanied by a detailed project description with the proposed budget, abbreviated CV and letter of recommendation from a professional who knows the researcher’s work.
The Arne Nixon Center, a leading resource for the study of literature for young people, houses a collection of more than 70,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, original art and papers of authors and illustrators. With an emphasis on diversity, the holdings include the largest LGBTQ collection of books for young people in the nation; a World Languages collection with books in over 50 different languages-more than 2,100 of these in Spanish; the Lewis Carroll collection, an extensive assemblage of international books and materials by, about and related to the iconic author; and the Helen Monette Amestoy collection of over 6,000 books on cats.
Additional information about the Center and its collections may be found on its website and through the Henry Madden Library catalog. For further information about the program, please call the curator, Jennifer Crow at 559.278.8116 or send email to
The deadline to apply is November 9, 2018. Submit applications by email to the curator. The application can also be submitted through Google Forms at  Recipients must be willing to have their name, photo, and title of research promoted via publicity and marketing channels. They will also provide a brown bag presentation about their findings to the Madden Library faculty and staff and other interested Fresno State personnel.   
For more information, including assistance with disability accommodations or physical access, contact the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116 or email Jami Helwig at




Friday, November 9, 2018
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences