The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program was established to support the study of some of SI Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections. Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period. While the Libraries’ extensive general collections may be used to support scholars’ research, the focus of their projects must center around Special Collections located in DC and NYC.