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Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Grant

The purpose of this grant is to facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Three categories of applicants will be eligible for grants: 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, whose research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities, in the U.S. and abroad, whose research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; and 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields whose research requires travel away from Cambridge.

To apply, send a CV, a summary of past academic research (of 1-2 pages), and a detailed description of the research you wish to undertake (of 2-3 pages). Applicants must indicate the amount of money requested (up to $3,000). Please also arrange to have one letter of reference sent via email directly from the recommender to Walter A. Friedman. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2017. All materials should be sent to Walter A. Friedman via e-mail at wfriedman@hbs.edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For More Information: http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Posted: May 23, 2017
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Thomas C. Cundy Fund for World War II Era

Honoring the memory and lasting vision of Thomas C. Cundy, Sr. the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University anticipates offering at least one $500 travel grant for scholars and graduate students (ABD) to use the holdings of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience in 2017-2018.

Founded in 1997, the Institute maintains one of the nation's largest archives documenting the human dimension of the Second World War with special emphasis on the role of American servicemen and servicewomen as well as those serving on the home front. Among the noteworthy collections are the Tom Brokaw Collection containing letters, photographs, and manuscripts used in the writing of the Greatest Generation and the Anne and Wayne Coloney papers that includes a set of family papers beginning in the 1780s and continuing into the 21st Century. Notable international collections include the Oliver Austin Collection that includes extensive photographic documentation of the American occupation of Japan and the Hasterlik, Hine and Wolff Collection which focuses on the daily lives of a middle class Jewish Viennese family and their responses to Nazi persecution. For more information on the Institute's collections, please visit the website at: ww2.fsu.edu. The Institute welcom es specific inquiries regarding our holdings. Please address them to Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at kpiehler@fsu.edu.

Applicants for this program should submit by May 1, 2017 a proposal of no more than five pages in the form of a letter, a current c.v., and the names and addresses of three references, all in a PDF document. Graduate student applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation from their Dissertation Advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies of their program. In the subject line, please include: CUNDY FUND APPLICATION-2017. Letters of recommendation for graduate student applicants should be sent directly to the Institute Director, Professor G. Kurt Piehler at kpiehler@fsu.edu by May 1, 2017.

Posted: April 18, 2017
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2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in American Studies, including:

Information for Potential Applicants

Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application

Eligibility Requirements: to review program policies
Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 2:00 pm EDT for a webinar discussing Fulbright Opportunities in American Studies.

Posted: March 10, 2017
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Purdue University Archives & Special Collections Research Travel Grants

The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center of Purdue University Libraries welcomes applications for its 2017 Research Travel Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support the research of faculty, students, and independent scholars whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting the Center's unique collections onsite. Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded to individual scholars to support their travel to the Center. The deadline for applications it January 15, 2017.

Applications in the areas of women's history, flight and space exploration history, psychoactive substances research, Purdue University history, and study of rare books and manuscripts are encouraged.
For more information about the Center's collections of distinction please see:
Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives website: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/womens-archives/
Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives website: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/flight-and-space/
Psychoactive Substances Research Collection website: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/psychoactive/

The Center also holds rare book collections on the history of engineering, science, and transportation, particularly railroads history, canals, and aviation; the history of economics and political thought; and the history of typography and book design https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/rare-books
To see all of the archival and manuscript collections available in the Karnes Center, please search our finding aids database: https://apps.lib.purdue.edu/archon/

To apply for a travel grant, please go to https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/research-travel-grants.

Posted: January 6, 2017
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Franklin Research Grants 2016-2017

The American Philosophical Society invites scholars holding the Ph.D. to apply to its program of small grants that support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000, and the 2016 deadline is December 1.

For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin or contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Posted: October 31, 2016
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Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment.

The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations. The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips or contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Posted: October 31, 2016
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Immigration and Ethnic History Society George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2016 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15, 2016, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation. Applicants must submit a three-page to five-page descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted. Also included must be a proposed budget, a brief curriculum vitae, and a supporting letter from the major advisor. To be considered for the award, all applicants must submit their materials via email to all committee members by December 15, 2016.

Committee Members for the George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award:

Hidetaka Hirota (Chair of the Committee) hhirota@ccny.cuny.edu

Michael Bustamante, mbustama@fiu.edu

Leigh Ann Wilson, lawilson@brandman.edu

For More Information: http://iehs.org/online/george-e-pozzetta-dissertation-award/

Posted: September 6, 2016
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WashU Libraries Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of ‘More Than One Thing’

Washington University Libraries' Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of the rare short film More Than One Thing (1969). The project was completed with the support of a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF).

More Than One Thing, directed by Washington University MFA student Steven Carver, tells of the dreams and aspirations of Billy Towns, an African American teenager growing up in the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing project. The film features gorgeous black and white imagery of Pruitt-Igoe and the surrounding environment, as well as the personal reflections of young Billy via narration. The Archive houses the only existing prints of the film, donated by the filmmaker. The preservation project resulted in the generation of a 16mm duplicate negative, 16mm full-coat magnetic track, 16mm negative optical track, 16mm composite print, a digital HD transfer, and a Blu-ray access copy.

Footage from the film was used extensively in the award-winning documentary The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011). The newly preserved film will be featured as part of St. Louis International Film Festival in November 2016.

Carver went on to a successful career in filmmaking and photography, directing such movies as Big Bad Mama (1974) and Lone Wolf McQuade (1983). Carver now owns and operates Image Studios Lab & Darkroom in Los Angeles.

Access copies of More Than One Thing also will be available for loan to outside institutions to screen the film for educational purposes.

About the Film & Media Archive
A unit of Washington University Libraries, the Film & Media Archive collects, preserves, and makes accessible documentary film and other media that chronicle political and social injustice of the 20th century and beyond with an emphasis on the African American experience. The Archive also preserves the documentary filmmaking process in its entirety through the acquisition of production elements and supporting materials, such as original filmed interviews and outtakes, rare stock footage, photographs, producers' research and notes, treatments, scripts, storyboards, and correspondence.

The Archive holds 6,500,000 feet of film, 1,300 linear feet of manuscripts, nearly 20,000 videotapes, over 10,000 audiotapes and reels, and a significant library of books, CDs and DVDs.

The Archive was established in 2001 after the Libraries acquired the collections of Blackside Inc., the largest African-American-owned film production company of its day. Founded by Washington University alumnus Henry Hampton, Blackside produced films on civil rights, democracy, and the arts, including the award-winning series Eyes on the Prize.

For more information, contact Brian Woodman, Curator of Film & Media Archive, at (314) 935-3301 or woodmanb@wustl.edu

Posted: August 10, 2016
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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2016 Research Funding

These funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, scholars will use these collections, which provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

Research Fellowship
The 2016 Research Fellowship is a $2,500 award and the fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2016.

Travel Grants
This program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute and offers reimbursements of up to $750. Awards may be used after July 1, 2016. There is no deadline to apply and applications will be considered until funds are exhausted.

For more information on how to apply, please see http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants.

Posted: February 19, 2016
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Travel Grant Program: The Thomas C. Cundy Fund for World War II Era Research

Honoring the memory and lasting vision of Thomas C. Cundy, Sr. the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University anticipates offering at least one $500 travel grant for scholars and graduate students (ABD) to use the holdings of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience in 2016-2017.

Founded in 1997, the Institute maintains one of the nation's largest archives documenting the human dimension of the Second World War with special emphasis on the role of American servicemen and servicewomen as well as those serving on the home front. Among the noteworthy collections are the Tom Brokaw Collection containing letters, photographs, and manuscripts used in the writing of the Greatest Generation and the Anne and Wayne Coloney papers that includes a set of family papers beginning in the 1780s and continuing into the 21st Century. Notable international collections include the Oliver Austin Collection that includes extensive photographic documentation of the American occupation of Japan and the Hasterlik, Hine and Wolff Collection which focuses on the daily lives of a middle class Jewish Viennese family and their responses to Nazi persecution. For more information on the Institute's collections, please visit the website at: ww2.fsu.edu. The Institute welcom es specific inquiries regarding our holdings. Please address them to Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at kpiehler@fsu.edu.

Applicants for this program should submit by May 1, 2016 a proposal of no more than five pages in the form of a letter, a current c.v., and the names and addresses of three references, all in a PDF document to ww2@ww2.fsu.edu Graduate student applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation from their Dissertation Advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies of their program. In the subject line, please include: CUNDY FUND APPLICATION-2016. Letters of recommendation for graduate student applicants should be sent directly to the Institute Director, Professor G. Kurt Piehler at kpiehler@fsu.edu by May 1, 2016.

Posted: January 26, 2016
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Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Study Grants

The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, announces the availability of the Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grants. The grants provide financial assistance in the maximum amount of $750.00 to doctoral students, professors, and other scholars for research work that uses the materials in the SBHLA collection. The Library and Archives is a research center for the study of Baptists in the United States and around the world. The collection includes extensive holdings related to Baptists in the South, English Baptists, and Russian and Eastern European evangelicals and Baptists. Researchers can search the online catalog and finding aids for additional information. The grants provide reimbursement for travel, lodging, food, copying, and/or clerical expenses incurred while conducting research at the SBHLA. The deadline to apply for the grants is April 1, 2016. Funds for these grants will be available by mid-April, 2016. For more information and to apply online, visit the SBHLA website at http://www.sbhla.org/sg_info.htm

Posted: January 22, 2016
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Schlesinger Library Research Travel Grants

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants.
The library's special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights. Manuscripts, books, periodicals, audiovisual material, photographs, and other objects make up the collections. These materials illuminate the lives of ordinary women as well as American icons such as suffragist Alice Paul, Harlem renaissance writer Dorothy West, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, feminist Betty Friedan, the Republican Party activist Anna Chennault, poet June Jordan, chefs Zarela Martinez, and zine author Cindy Crabb, among many more.
Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge, along with its creativity in drawing on the library's collections. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, scanning, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites.
Research Support Grants – $3,000
For postdoctoral or independent scholars whose research requires use of the library's collections.
Dissertation Grants – $3,000
For scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections.
Oral History Grants – $3,000
For scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
Offering grants to encourage projects that draw on the resources of 18 major cultural agencies throughout New England.

How To Apply
Visit http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants

Applications must be received by Friday, February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced in April 2016, to be used for research at the Library between July 2016 and June 2017.

Posted: December 14, 2015
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Franklin Research Grants, 2015-2016

This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award: From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines: October 1, December 1; notification in late January and late March

Questions may be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429

For more information, click here.

Posted: August 26, 2015
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Phillips Fund for Native American Research

For research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, focusing on the continental United States and Canada. Given for a maximum of one year from date of award to cover travel, tapes, and consultants' fees.

Eligibility: Applicants may be graduate students pursuing either a master's or a doctoral degree; postdoctoral applicants are also eligible.
Award: From $1,000 to $3,500.

Deadline: March 1; notification in May.

Questions may be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429

For more information, click here.

Posted: August 26, 2015
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NEH Community College Grants Announced

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently launched a new series of grants for two-year college institutions. Under the umbrella "Humanities Initiatives," these NEH Community College grants are "intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature" and "enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones."

According to NEH, the grants must be organized around a "core topic or set of themes." For example, they may support new programs, contribute to professional training, or bridge institutions for future collaboration. Applications are due August 15. To learn more please visit NEH's website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-community-colleges

Posted: July 10, 2015
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NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” Grant Program Announced

A new grant program aimed at bringing a "humanities perspective and context to the experience of war" is being offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The "Dialogues on the Experience of War" grant program plans to "expand and deepen the understanding of military service [through] humanities text and community discussions." It falls under NEH's Stand Together initiative, which is the institution's commitment to engagement with military veterans and their communities through the humanities.

Grant applicants might propose the recruitment and training of discussion leaders, including active military, military families, and the public. The discussion programs must pull sources from varied disciplines such as history, literature, visual arts, and more, and cover themes like heroism or suffering. These discussion programs may take place at veterans' centers, public libraries, museums and other community spaces. The deadline is September 15, 2015. For more information please visit NEH's announcement: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-07-06

Posted: July 10, 2015
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Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records Grant Announced

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently announced a grant program to encourage public access to historical records titled, "Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records." The new grant aims to generate online tools to better engage digitized records and provide training for digital literary skills needed to access those records. Possible projects might include a "citizen archivist" element to crowdsource efforts for enhancing digitized records. NHPRC is particularly interested in new tools that other institutions can adopt free of charge. The deadline is October 8, 2015. For more information please visit the NHPRC grant announcement: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/literacy.html

Posted: July 10, 2015
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NEH Grant Opportunity for Community Colleges

NEH Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

The National Endowment for the Humanities will award grants of up to $100,000 for projects that strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at community colleges in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature.

These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones.

Humanities Initiatives projects may:

• create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities;

• support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses), and enhance existing ones;

• support humanities contributions to professional training (in such fields as business, law, economics, technology, and nursing and medicine);

• develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students;

• help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in digital humanities; and

• support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society.

Application guidelines and resources are available at www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-community-colleges.

NEH offers assistance to prospective applicants in formulating and preparing proposals. For more information, contact us at 202-606-8471 or hi@neh.gov.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 24, 2015

Posted: June 4, 2015
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Purdue University Archives Research Travel Grants

The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center announces its inaugural Research Travel Grants program for visiting scholars.

The purpose of this program is to support the research of scholars (faculty, students, and independent researchers) whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials onsite in the collections of the Purdue Archives. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to individual scholars studying one or more subjects represented in the Karnes Center's collections onsite between June 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Archival collecting areas include the history of flight and space exploration, the history of women affiliated with Purdue University or the state of Indiana, the history of psychedelics for medicinal and healing purposes, and the history of Purdue University.
The application deadline for researchers planning to travel between June 2015 and December 2015 is May 30, 2015.

For More Information: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/research-travel-grants

Posted: May 12, 2015
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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Offers 2015 Research Grants

The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections that document his 36-year career in the House and Senate. Established in 2010, our funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

The 2015 Research Fellowship is a $2,500 award and the fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2015.

The Travel Grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute and offers reimbursements of up to $750. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

For more information on how to apply, please see http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants.

Posted: January 23, 2015
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