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Grants and Fellowships: Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (Deadline 11.30.14)

Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (2015)

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Lincoln, NE, for four consecutive weeks, in order to conduct research on Willa Cather using Cather resources in Nebraska and at UNL.

Applications are invited from early career scholars, advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and faculty not yet tenured. Projects should reflect the need for research at the UNL Archives and in Nebraska. Each Woodress Research Grant is $3,000 and each scholar is expected to be in residence in Lincoln for four consecutive weeks during January 1 – August 31, 2015. The Cather Project will assist with advice about travel, lodging, and a trip to the Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska (2 ½ hours away) to enable the scholar to research materials in the Foundation’s archives and visit the area of Cather’s childhood.

The Cather Project produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. The Archives and Special Collections of the UNL Libraries hold the largest collection of Cather letters to and from her, edited typescripts, manuscripts, multiple editions of her works, and many other Cather-associated materials.  (more…)

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Maine Women Writers Collection (Deadline: 11.21.14)

I’m pleased to announce that the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England will again be sponsoring research grants to support visits to the collection in 2014-2015.  Please see the call for applications here:  http://www.une.edu/mwwc/research/research-support-grants-recipients

The grants are intended for faculty members, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires, or would benefit from, access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection. 

MWWC Research Support Grants range between $250 and $1000, and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.

The deadline for applications is November 21, 2014.

FMI about the collection: http://www.une.edu/mwwc/collection

Please share this information with colleagues and graduate students who may not be a member of this list.

Thank you.

I’d be happy to answer any questions about the grant off-list, if you email me at ebischof@usm.maine.edu

Best Wishes,

Libby Bischof

Associate Professor and Chair

Dept. of History and Political Science

University of Southern Maine

Grants and Prizes: The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

Applicants, who must be current members of RSAP when they submit their books, should download and submit a completed registration form (http://www.periodicalresearch.org/?p=421) and THREE hard copies of their work by December 1, 2014 to:

Timothy Helwig
010 Simpkins Hall
Department of English
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

Please direct any questions to Book Prize Committee Chair, Timothy Helwig, at TW-Helwig at wiu dot edu.

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