The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer travel support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students presenting their original research at a conference or other appropriate public venue. Up to $1,000 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Graduate students whose research or fieldwork entails the study of material culture are eligible to apply. 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 their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Please indicate other funding you anticipate or are applying for in support of this work.  Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to

Send application materials to with “Graduate Research Presentation Fund” in the subject field. 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.