American Studies Archival Research Grant Program

It is my pleasure to announce the creation of the American Studies Archival Research Grant Program. Under the aegis of the Advanced  Research Collaborative (ARC) which is committed to fostering research opportunities for students, this program is designed to support doctoral students whose projects necessitate work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) during the summer of 2013.

Our ability to fund these awards is due to the continued support of President Bill Kelly, Provost Chase Robinson, and Associate Provost Louise Lennihan, and I thank them all for underwriting this initiative.

Awards will be made in two categories:

A)        Level III students: to support research aimed at the completion of a chapter or substantive portion of the dissertation.

B)        Level II students: whose research agenda could be substantially improved by access to archival materials prior to the submission of their dissertation prospectus.  

At least six fellowships of between $3,000-5,000 will be awarded in each category.

Students need not be members of the American Studies Certificate Program in order to apply, but their research must intersect with American Studies (broadly construed) in some discernible way.

Applications are due by Monday, April 22nd. In order to apply please send (as one pdf attachment):  1) a brief description of your research agenda with specific reference to what institutional repositories you intend to visit (no more than 2 pages), 2) a current CV, and 3) a writing sample (10-15 pages). Please email this packet to with “Archival Grant Application” in the subject heading.

Please direct any questions you have about the application to: