2016 Grant Awardees & 2017 Funding Opportunities

In the inaugural year of six new grant programs, the Center is pleased to announce and congratulate eleven awardees. Learn more about the winners of our competitive grants below, then peruse the opportunities for 2017.

The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund
Tyler Putman, Department of History Program in American Civilization
Publication: “‘A complete suit of flannel under-clothing, for bad weather’: Rediscovering and Reproducing Richard Henry Dana, Jr.’s Cape Horn Wardrobe” 2016 Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (Boston and Deerfield, MA: Boston University and History Deerfield, forthcoming)

The CMCS Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund
Julian Yates, Professor, Department of English
Publication: Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2017)

Wendy Bellion, Associate Professor, Department of Art History
Publication: Performing Iconoclasm: British Monuments and American Revolution (Penn State University Press, forthcoming)

The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund
Craig Lee, Department of Art History
Presentation: “‘Signs in the Street’, 1954: Outdoor Advertising, Art, and Design at MoMA” at the 105th Annual College Art Association (CAA) Conference in New York City from February 15-18, 2017

Emily Shartrand, Department of Art History
Presentation: “Female Rebellion in the Margins of a Late Thirteenth Century Mort de Roi Artu” at the International Medieval Congress’s annual meeting at the University of Leeds, UK

The CMCS Graduate Research Travel Fund
Anastasia Day, Hagley Scholar in History
Funding in support of dissertation research at The Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections at Montana State University Library, Bozeman
Dissertation Title: “Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front”

Michelle Fitzgerald, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
Funding in support of dissertation research in London, Durham, and Surrey England
Dissertation Title: “The Turn of the Peoples Mind”: A Study on the Material Culture of Dispossession Through Loyalist Confiscated Property

Amber Kehoe, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Funding in support of travel to leading central U.S. music archives, such as: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Library and Archive and The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University.

Maria João Petisca, Department of Preservation Studies
Funding in support of dissertation research at various institutions in England, such as: The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Osterley Park and House
Dissertation Title: “Investigations into Chinese Export Lacquerware: Black and Gold, 1600-1850”

Jeff Richmond-Moll, Department of Art History
Funding in support of dissertation research at museums and galleries in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, such as: The St. Louis Art Museum and the Curry Estate at Kiechel Fine Art. Dissertation Title: “Roots/Routes: Spirituality and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1945,”

Karli Wurzelbacher, Department of Art History
Funding in support of dissertation research at galleries in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Connecticut, such as: Fisk University Galleries and Philabrook Museum of Art.
Dissertation Title: “Reverse Painting on Glass: Seeing Through the Surface of American Modernism”


The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer several sources of funding the University of Delaware’s graduate students and faculty pursuing research related to material culture studies. Learn more about each funding opportunity below:

The CMCS Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund
Up to $1,800 per award to subvent faculty publications
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund
Up to $1,000 each for up to 8 students to support graduate students presenting original research at a public venue
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund
Up to $500 each for up to 4 students to support graduate student publications
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

Friends of Rockwood Fund
Up to $1,500 to support a graduate student researching Victorian-era material culture
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

Finkel Fund
Up to $3,000 to support undergraduate or graduate students accepted for a material culture related internship in Summer, 2017
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

The CMCS Graduate Research Travel Fund
Up to $1,500 each for up to 6 graduate students pursuing research or fieldwork in material culture studies
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Banner image courtesy of Winterthur Museum Collection Digital Database: T207 textile, printed design repeat, England, 1810-1825.