The McGill David Hume Collection

Research Grant Application Information

Application Procedure

Applications for a McGill David Hume Collection Research Grant (MDHCRG) are to include:

  • A description, 1500 words maximum, of the intended project, and of the portion of it, if it is a large undertaking, that will be the focus of work done during the term spent at McGill. The application should indicate intended dates of residency (90-day minimum) and outline plans for publishing the finished project.*
  • A current CV giving details of completed and continuing research (omit materials focused primarily on teaching and administrative activities).*
  • Samples of previous publications, or parts thereof, to a maximum of approximately 80 pages. As much as possible, these materials should exhibit a candidate's work on Hume or on the subjects related to the project for which support is sought.*
  • The email addresses of two scholars known for their work on Hume or subjects related to the project to be assessed, and who have agreed to respond to a request to evaluate the candidate's proposal. The authors of these letters will be asked to address directly the quality and value of the proposed project, the qualifications of the candidate to carry out the project, and the feasibility of the candidate's schedule of work. The Grant jury may solicit additional scholarly evaluations.

Applicants are to submit four copies of those materials marked with an asterisk. Alternatively, these materials may be submitted as email attachments (.pdf files preferred). Materials should be sent to:

David Hume Collection Research Grant
Rare Books and Special Collections Division
McGill University Library
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y1 Canada
Tel: 514-398-4708


Application Deadline, 2008-9

The Research Grant has been suspended temporarily as of 2010 while the terms and conditions are revised.

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