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MSA Research Travel Grant

The MSA Research Travel Grant aims to help scholars of modernism conduct their research through visits to archives, collections, and other pertinent sites. Applications will be selected on the basis of the merit of the proposed research and demonstration of need. As this grant is supplementary to other sources of support, applicants are must also apply for any available support from their home institutions and the target archives.

Purpose: The funding is designed to supplement other existing sources of support, enabling scholars to travel to archives or other pertinent sites to conduct original research.

Eligibility: All scholars are eligible, regardless of stage of career, employment status, or institutional affiliation (or lack thereof). Applicants must be members of the MSA. MSA Board members are not eligible for the Grant. Applicants may apply more than once, but preference will be given to those who have not held the grant previously. Preference will also be given to those who have sought other sources of support for the proposed research.

How to Apply:

Follow the instructions outlined in the MSA Research Travel Grant application, which can be downloaded here. Complete application packages are to be e-mailed to The deadline is January 30, 2017.

Applications will be judged by a committee comprised of three members of the MSA Board. Grants will be announced in early spring. All applicants will be notified.

Successful applicants will be asked to spend their funds within the 2017 calendar year and will be required to provide a 500-word research report for publication on the MSA website within one month of completing the research trip.