In 1981, retired Université de Montréal Professor Gérard Gardner, Ph.D. (1897 – 1988) of Acton Vale, established the Bélanger-Gardner Fund to support research pertaining to the Eastern Townships. Dr. Gardner also donated a large number of books, photos, etc. to Bishop’s University. The books in question, the Bélanger-Gardner Collection, were placed in what was then the Laurie Allison Room in the John Bassett Memorial Library and continue to figure in Bishop’s Special Collections.
The Bélanger-Gardner Foundation has funds available to individuals, groups or associations for research on topics related to the Eastern Townships. These projects must comply with the following Protocol:
Protocol governing the establishment of the
«... 2. The income from the Fund shall be used to gather, to catalogue and to make available documents and other material relating to the discovery, the colonization, the industrial and commercial development and the evolution of the population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
3. The expenditure of the income from the Bélanger-Gardner Fund shall be supervised by a committee of four Trustees »…« The committee shall meet at least once in each calendar year to authorize expenditures and to receive reports on the use to which the funds of the Foundation have been put … »
As there is a limited amount available for grants we would ask that the requests for funding be in the areas of $1,000 or less.
Research plans and budgets should be described in detail and applicants should provide any information deemed relevant to the application. The application must indicate whether sources of funding have been sought for the same project and whether any other sources of funding are anticipated. As the successful applicants may receive less that the full amount requested, each applicant must indicate whether the project can proceed with only partial funding.
Important: If you are submitting a project in French, please join an English summary with your request.
All detailed projects must be submitted to the committee no later than Friday, March 15th, 2013 in order to be placed on the agenda of the annual meeting. Please forward your requests to :
Bishop’s University Library
2600 College St.
Sherbrooke, Québec J1M 1Z7
Tel : (819) 822-9600 ext. 2280 Fax : (819) 822-9644