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 with significant material culture content.  Funds may be used to help offset registration expenses at graduate student rates. Funds may not be used for travel in 2020-2021 or to attend a conference or symposium.

Up to $300 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a one-paragraph report (250 words) within one month of completing the seminar or workshop and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

The deadline for applications is November 1 and March 15 of the current academic year. Applications will be accepted one month before the deadlines. To apply, submit the following materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop Grant” in the subject field:

  • a brief statement (250-500 words, double-spaced) about the seminar or workshop, and how it relates to your research
  • a brief budget (please include other funding you anticipate receiving or for which you are applying in support of this work)
  • a current CV
  • Please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu.

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 the following terms for CMCS awards 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.