The Manuscript Society
Maass Research Grant
For Academic Year 2013-2014
The Manuscript Society is pleased to announce the availability of The Manuscript Society Maass Research Grant to support scholars whose research relies heavily on manuscripts. The deadline for applying is June 1, 2013.
The grant is named in memory of humanitarian, benefactor and legendary collector Richard Maass, one of the founders of the Manuscript Society. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at an accredited College or University that holds institutional membership in The Manuscript Society and be formally sponsored by that institutional member. (An institution qualifies as a member if its library subscribes to Manuscripts.) The Grant is to be used for expenses related directly to research using original manuscripts.
Requirements: Applicants must hold the bachelor's degree and be formally enrolled in an accredited College or University in an advanced degree program, with preference given to doctoral students. Applicants must demonstrate that their research involves considerable work with original manuscript material. The Grant is to be used solely for research purposes, e.g., travel to manuscript repositories, photocopy expenses, user fees, and may not be used for tuition expenses.
Application Procedures: Applicants must e-mail as attachments in PDF file formats: a letter of application, a résumé, and a précis of their research proposal with a proposed budget the Manuscript Society Scholarship Committee. Please use the applicant's name as the Subject line of the e-mail.
Send applications to:The précis should not exceed three typed pages, double-spaced. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least two but not more than three letters of recommendation sent to the Scholarship Committee in PDF file format to the address above. One of these reference letters should be from the applicant's thesis or dissertation advisor. Applications received after June 1, 2013 cannot be assured of consideration. All applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision shortly after July 1, 2013.
Send enquiries to:
Elizabeth H. Dow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Grant: The Grant is $5,000 for academic year 2013-2014. It is not renewable. The Grant is made to the recipient's sponsoring institution to be disbursed by that institution to the recipient on condition that the full Grant is made available to the recipient for the purpose stated. At the conclusion of the research project the recipient of the Grant agrees to submit a detailed report to the Scholarship Committee on the research undertaken with the assistance of the grant and to recognize the Manuscript Society's support in any publication that results from this research.