About the event


Lost & Found is a publishing project centered on student archival research in 20th century cultural materials. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research. The work of Lost & Found is multi-valent and involves: archival research at all stages of its development, digital practices, public events, oral history, mentorship, transcription, and editorial support. The Center for the Humanities is delighted to announce 2016 Lost & Found Research Stipends available for doctoral students from all disciplines at the Graduate Center, CUNY, with experience and/or an interest in archival research.

The Lost & Found Research Stipend is for students in all disciplines who are currently developing archival research and will range from $1,000 to $3,000. It is important to note that Lost & Found is about process as much as product, and only some projects will ultimately be published, though all projects will be fostered and developed. We will entertain proposals for projects at all stages of development, from exploratory to advanced.


New this year, Lost & Found will be granting one Diane di Prima Fellowship. Diane di Prima’s archive is spread far and wide: her own home in San Francisco (a primary research site), as well as archives at UNC Chapel Hill, UConn Storrs, University of Delaware, and Syracuse, not to mention all the correspondence and other materials found in the archives of other contemporaries and colleagues. Having already published several di Prima projects with others in process at Lost & Found, these fellowships are for direct work on and with di Prima, with a particular emphasis on working with archivists and institutions to envision new channels of access across various holdings and modes of her oeuvre.

To apply for either the Archival Research Grant or the Diane di Prima Fellowship, please send the following to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2016:

For more information about the project and how to apply to these grants, email [email protected].