Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Travel grant - Moakley Archive and Institute

The Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University has created a new Research Travel Grant program to support scholars conducting research using the University's archival manuscript collections. Offered for the first time in 2012, the grant program is intended to increase awareness of the Archive's collections and encourage use of some lesser-known resources.

The Archives' manuscript collections contain an array of records from the 20th and 21st Centuries which focus on U.S. foreign policy with El Salvador and Cuba; Congressman John Joseph Moakley; consumer affairs; Eugene O'Neill; Massachusetts politics, 1950-2001; U.N. Conferences on Women; women in the French Resistance; U.S. Congress, 1973-2001; and U.S. immigration policy. To learn more about our holdings, please visit our Collections and Research Topics pages.

Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to scholars to underwrite their travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to Suffolk University, the career of Congressman John Joseph Moakley, and the study of the United States Congress. The types of projects that could receive funding include books, dissertations, theses, scholarly articles, documentaries and films, exhibits, and Web-based projects.

Additional information about the grant program and the application process can be found on the Research Grants page.

To apply, please email completed applications to Julia Howington, University Archivist/Moakley Institute Director by March 2, 2012. Award notification will take place in April 2012.