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 publishing original research with material culture content. 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 October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a two-page statement concerning the publication, its significance to the field, and its relevance to material culture studies; a brief note regarding the venue and the status of the publication; a budget; and a one-page 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 Publication Subvention 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.