The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer subvention support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students who have had material culture research accepted for publication.

Up to $500 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Funds may be used for image preparation, permissions, and other expenses directly related to publication. Preference shall be given to graduate students who have not received a prior award from CMCS.

The deadlines for applications are 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 “Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund” in the subject field:

  • a brief statement (250-500 words, double-spaced) about your publication, its significance for material culture studies, and the publication in which your work will appear
  • 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.