2014 Summer Research Grants
The purpose of these grants is to support and encourage scholarly research on women and their contribution to society by utilizing the holdings of the Women & Leadership Archives (WLA). These two $1,500 grants are made possible by the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women & Leadership Endowment.
Click here for a PDF version of the following information: Summer Research Grant 2014
Who should apply?
These grants are open to scholars of any discipline. Individuals affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, as well as individuals affiliated with other institutions, are all encouraged to apply. One grant will be awarded to a graduate student (Master’s or PhD candidate) and one will be awarded to a faculty member.
What is the application procedure?
All applications must include 1 copy of the following by April 16, 2014 for consideration:
- Letter of Application (1 page)
- Current CV
- Research proposal explaining the project including a description of the collections at the Women and Leadership Archives that will be used and the project's connection to scholarly research on women and their contribution to society (3-5 pages).
- Graduate student applicants: one letter of recommendation from a person who can speak to the merits of the proposal as well as the abilities of the student.
Applications (excluding letters of recommendations) can be submitted in Word doc or docx form to the director. Letters of recommendation can be mailed or scanned into pdf form and emailed.
What Is the application deadline?
The deadline for the 2014 grant cycle is April 16th. The successful applicants will be notified by May 1st.
What are the criteria for the research grants?
The WLA offers two summer research grants for scholars whose research would be enhanced by utilizing the Women and Leadership Archives. One grant will be awarded to a graduate student (Master's or PhD candidate) and the other will be awarded to a faculty member. Weighted consideration will be given to those applicants with demonstrated outstanding writing and research skills, and who will be using the research conducted at WLA in a major paper, possibly one leading to an thesis, dissertation, article, or book.
What are the criteria for judging research grant applications?
Applications will be evaluated for the appropriateness of the proposed research to the Women and Leadership Archives collections, the scholarly qualifications of the applicant, and the general interest and significance of the project.
What are the requirements for successful applicants?
All summer research grant recipients are expected to make use of the collections during the grant period (June 1st through August 15th). Within a year of completion of the fellowship, the recipient will present their research in some form at Loyola University Chicago. A courtesy copy of any publication resulting from research conducted with this grant must be presented to the Women and Leadership Archives within (6) six months of publication.
What is the amount of the award?
Up to two research grants of $1,500.00 will be awarded.
For further information and questions contact:
Nancy Freeman, CA
Director, Women and Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago
Piper Hall, Third Floor
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Telephone: (773) 508-8432
2013 recipient: Ann M. Shanahan, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Loyola University Chicago
2011 recipients: Robin Bartram, PhD Candidate in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago and Karen Johnson, PhD Candidate in American History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
2010 recipients: Dr. Carol Colburn, PhD at Avila University and Anna L. Bostwick Flaming, PhD Canidate at the University of Iowa.