Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop Grant

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students to participate in a collectionsbased seminar or workshop during summer, 2019. Up to $750 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. MA and PhD students planning to enroll in a seminar or workshop with a significant material culture element are eligible to apply.  Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a two-page report within one month of completing their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed. Please note, this does not support attendance at a conference or symposium.

The deadline for applications is March 15 of the current academic year.  We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Please indicate other funding you anticipate or are applying for in support of this work.  Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop Grant” in the subject field. In accepting a grant the awardee allows CMCS to use any original materials they submit (such as a report and images) for promotional purposes, which could include posting to the website.

Please note new terms for CMCS awards effective as of the 2020 grant cycles:
  • Funding caps: doctoral students are eligible to receive a maximum of $3500 in CMCS awards (excluding DELPHI fellowships) over the duration of their degree programs; masters students are eligible to receive a maximum of $2000 in CMCS awards (excluding DELPHI fellowships) over the duration of their degree programs.
  • Acceptance of CMCS awards: awardees are responsible for checking and confirming their eligibility to accept and hold a CMCS award free of conflict, and concurrently with, any other department, program, or university awards.