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Ronald C. & Elizabeth-ann Purcell International Guitar Research Archives (IGRA) Fellowship

Application deadline: September 25, 2023

Ron and Beth-ann PurcellThe IGRA Fellowship is a one-year student fellowship that provides a $2,000 award and a paid position as a student assistant in the Library's International Guitar Research Archives (IGRA). It is open to all CSUN Music Majors, though students in the Classical Guitar option are preferred. The IGRA Fellow will work with collection materials in IGRA. IGRA Fellows are selected by the Purcell IGRA Fellowship Endowment Committee, which includes members from the Library and Department of Music.

Application Process

The IGRA Fellowship is awarded every Fall semester. Complete application packets must include the following:

  • Application: Complete and submit the online application, which includes:‚Äč 
    • Essay: Write an essay in which you explain why you are applying for the fellowship, what your academic and career goals are, and how working in IGRA will support those goals. What skills, knowledge, or ideas do you possess that might benefit IGRA? Do not exceed 750 words.
    • Job application: Upload the University Library Student Employment Application, which should include the name of your employer(s), place of employment, duties, hours/week worked, and dates of employment for your last two jobs.
  • Reference Letter: One letter of reference must be submitted on your behalf by a member of CSUN's music faculty, preferably in the guitar area, to julieta.garcia@csun.edu.


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General Requirements

  • Applicants must be full-time CSUN students.
  • Applicants must have at least one year left in their program of study.
  • Applicants must commit to working for the Library for one academic year.
  • Applicants must agree to work during IGRA's regular hours of operation.