All applicants are expected to perform a full bibliographic search of request titles in WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch database) to determine their uniqueness within the United States collections before submitting them to the MVS Committee for duplicate prescreening. The Committee conducts an additional and extensive duplicate search of the submitted titles and reports the result back to each applicant. While duplicate prescreening is not required for MVS applications, first consideration is given to the applicant who completes prescreening.
Please complete an application form below and submit it electrnocially as an email attachment to Ayako Yoshimura (Email: yoshimura at uchicago dot edu) with "MVS prescreening" in subject line by November 1, 2017.
Duplicate prescreening is a preliminary process to an MVS Grant application.