Scholarly Research Requests

In addition to the institution’s wide-ranging efforts in the areas of exhibitions, collections management, education, and commemoration, we conduct and support scholarly research on a range of topics related to 9/11. 

It is our policy to consider research requests from outside parties for scholarly uses such as undergraduate/graduate-level coursework, doctoral dissertations, and museum field–related professional publications. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to accommodate all requests and priority is given to accommodate scholars (graduate students and doctoral candidates) working on topics that can benefit professional and public understanding of the implications of the events of 9/11 and professionals advancing discourse on museum field–related subjects.

Prior to submitting an application, we encourage you to review our website and in particular these resources: 

To learn more, please email