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MSA Research Travel Grant

The MSA is pleased to announce its 2018 research travel grants. These grants aim to help scholars of modernism conduct their research through short-term 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 should also apply for any available support from their home institutions and the target archives.

The MSA values diversity of national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, migration status, ability, class, employment status, and other forms of identity. We encourage applications that reflect these values.

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. Scholars may apply for up to $2000 in funding.

Eligibility: All scholars are eligible, regardless of stage of career, employment status, institutional affiliation, or lack thereof. However, preference will be given to junior scholars and those who have sought other sources of support for the proposed research. Applicants must be members of the MSA. MSA Board members are not eligible to apply. Applicants may apply more than once, but preference will be given to those who have not been awarded a previous grant.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

How to Apply: Submit a two-page CV and the application form (including 500-word research statement and short budget) to modernistforms@gmail.com by January 31, 2018. The subject line of your email must read “MSA Travel Grant Application 2018.”

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 2018 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.

Questions? email Celia Marshik, MSA 1st Vice-President.