Announcing the Arthur L Norberg 2021 Reimbursement Grant Competition for Scanning/Remote CBI Archives Use

The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. This coming year, given the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will be awarding grants to use the collections remotely through placing scanning orders based on our finding aids/guides. We will offer more awards than usual at a lesser amount. All awards will be for reimbursement up to $400. These are reimbursement grants for scanning, photo use fees, or other expenses to access CBI materials remotely.

To apply:

Materials must be received by CBI no later than January 15, 2021.

Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that describes the overall research project, identifies the importance of specific CBI collections, and discusses the projected outcome (journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the extensive on-line finding guides to CBI’s 300-plus archival collections. Applications not indicating (likely) collections you are interested in for your project will not be considered.

Notification of awards will be made by mid-February and scanning orders can commence directly thereafter. Scanning orders must be placed no later than Oct. 31, 2021

Application materials should be sent to [email protected]. A confirmation email will be sent once your application has been received.

Alternatively, applications may be mailed to:

Charles Babbage Institute: Norberg Travel Grant
211 Andersen Library
University of Minnesota
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Questions pertaining to collection content and access can be directed to Amanda Wick, CBI Interim Archivist, at [email protected].

Please direct questions about the Arthur Norberg Travel Fund to Jeffrey Yost, CBI Director, [email protected].



Norberg lecturing