Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can apply for CMCS grants and funding?
A: Only graduate students and faculty at University of Delaware are eligible to receive CMCS funding.

Q: Can I apply for more than one CMCS grant?
A: Receiving a CMCS award does not exclude you from consideration for future awards from the Center, even in the same category of award. However, preference will be given to new applicants. In the case of a DELPHI award, only one award will be made in a student’s graduate career at UD.

Q: Some awards have two due dates. Which deadline applies to me?
A:  Determine your due date based on the expected completion of your proposed project/work. Funded work must be completed and all receipts for reimbursements received within ten months of the award.

Q: Can I receive a DELPHI award while receiving other funding in the summer?
A: DELPHI award recepients cannot be paid for work or participate in paid internships during the summer. This does not prevent you from accepting local or national travel awards.

Q: When will I hear about the status of my application for a Delphi award or other grant application?
A: Award decisions are usually made about three weeks after an award deadline.

Q: What factors does CMCS take into consideration when evaluating award applications?
A: CMCS considers a number of factors:
–for all applications, the depth and degree of material culture content.  More material culture content is favored.
–whether the application is for new research or presentations of new material.  New material is favored.
–for presentations and workshops, the nature of the venue or sponsoring institution.  Institutions with international reputations are favored.
–whether applicants have received CMCS funding previously. Those who have not received CMCS awards previously are favored.

Q: Can I use a CMCS award to reimburse me for expenses already incurred?
A: No. CMCS awards are given only for upcoming work.

Q: Can I use a CMCS award to purchase equipment, like a camera to use in
an archive or a portable hard drive to store scans, or presentation
software or similar items?
A: No. CMCS awards are meant to support travel related expenses only.