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. A total of two grants will be awarded in 2021-22. 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 for support for the current academic year are November 1 and March 15. Applications will be accepted one month before the deadlines. To apply, submit the following materials (preferably as a single Word document or PDF) 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 detailed budget (please be as specific as possible about anticipated costs, and list other funding sources and amounts you will apply for 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.