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Provost's Summer Awards for Graduate Research

All graduate students who have passed comprehensive doctoral examinations may apply for these funds, but those who are still on stipend will be given preference.

Amount: Students may apply for awards up to $1,500 each, but final awards may be prorated according to the availability of funds.

Deadline: April 1 of each year; if April 1 falls on a weekend, then the deadline will be the following Monday.

To apply:

Students who wish to apply should submit  to the graduate director:

1. the completed cover sheet (pdf)

2.  a short letter of application with the title and brief description of your research project, your full name, middle initial, Banner I.D. Number, home address if different from your local address, summer addresses if different from either of the foregoing. The letter should also indicate whether you will be on the College payroll during the summer. 

Please list the previous funds that you have received from the History Department

3.  a lengthier discussion of your larger project, its historiographical significance, your methodological approach, and what portion of the larger project you hope to complete this summer. This statement should not exceed 750 words.

4.  a cv, which should indicate dates of degrees, MA thesis title and advisor, your tentative dissertation title and advisor, your teaching and research fields, prizes, awards, publications, talks given, teaching experience, etc.

5.  a budget, including hard estimates of anticipated expenses for travel, housing, and research aids such as microfilm. Meals will not be covered.

Note: Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief report of their summer research to the DGS by September15 for summer projects or by December 1 for fall projects. Any publications that stem from this research should acknowledge the Provost's Summer Research Fund.