This fund is intended to support tenured and tenure-track faculty and Ph.D. students in the humanities in completing the final stages of a research project. Funds can be used to support research travel, a publication subvention, indexing, purchase of a computer or software, or other such research-related expenses. The maximum award to an individual is $2,500 (there is no minimum) and all funding requests will be reviewed by the Dresher Center Advisory Board.
Examples of potentially fundable expenses include:
- Research travel necessary to complete a manuscript or other major research project or to revise in response to comments from peer-reviewers
- A subsidy to purchase the right to publish text, photographs, or other images
- A subvention in aid of publication required by the press
- Indexing or other editorial assistance necessary to bring a publication to completion
Scholarly Completion funds are intended only for scholars who have already exhausted available DRIF, departmental, and CAHSS support.
A complete application will include:
- A letter of need explaining the purpose for the funds, the precise amount of the request, and why this support would make a difference in the scholarly goals of the applicant. Reference should also be made to why no other DRIF, departmental or CAHSS support is available or sufficient to this need.
- A brief memo (1-2 paragraphs) of support from a Chair or Graduate Program Director noting that all available departmental and CAHSS funds have been tapped first.
If you are interested in applying for the Scholarly Project Completion Fund, submit an email to Jessica Berman, Director of the Dresher Center. Include the subject line, “Scholarly Completion Fund.”