Summary of Grant Opportunities and Deadlines

CMCS Grant Opportunities and Deadlines

Fall 2019 deadline: October 15

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer several sources of funding to University of Delaware graduate students and faculty pursuing research related to material culture studies. Please click on the title of each award to link to further details and application instructions.

Please note new terms for CMCS awards effective as of the 2020 grant cycles for graduate students:
  • 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.

CMCS Undergraduate Summer Scholar
Students receive $4,000 for participating in the program
If applying, please visit the URP website.
Application Deadline: March 15

The CMCS Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund
Up to $1,800 per award to subvent faculty publications
Application Deadline: October 15 and March 15

Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop
Up to $750 awarded per M.A. or PhD student
Application Deadline: March 15

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: October 15 and March 15

The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund
Up to $500 each for up to 4 students to support graduate student publications
Application Deadline: October 15 and March 15

Friends of Rockwood Fund
Up to $1,500 to support a graduate student researching Victorian-era material culture
Application Deadline: October 15 and March 15

Finkel Fund
Up to $3,000 to support undergraduate or graduate students accepted for a material culture related internship in Summer 2019
Application Deadline: March 15

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: October 15 and March 15

In addition to these grants, the Center offers funding to help subsidize field trips with a material culture component (visits to collections, fieldwork, etc.) for University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate courses.  Awards up to $500 are available on an ad hoc basis and interested parties can send requests to materialculture@udel.edu.

 

Student awardees have 10 months to expend their awards and complete their proposed work:  awards made in October are to be completed  by August 31 of the following year; awards made in March are to be completed by January 31 of the following year. Use this requirement to help determine the applicable timelines for your proposal and research. 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 CMCS website and social media.