Hazel Dicken-Garcia Research Grant

Autumn Lorimer Linford won the inaugural Hazel Dicken-Garcia Research Grant, which will support her work looking at female newsies. Read more about her research in the AJHA press release.

Deadline: June 1, 2024

The American Journalism Historians Association seeks applications for the inaugural Hazel

Dicken-Garcia Research Grant. The deadline has been pushed back to June 1.

The research grant is intended to provide financial assistance to graduate students and junior

faculty whose work embodies the scholarly interests of Dicken-Garcia who mentored numerous

M.A. and Ph.D. students during her 30-year career at the University of Minnesota.

Up to $1,000 will be awarded upon review and recommendation of the HDG Committee. Grants

may be used anytime in the subsequent 18 months for travel or other research-related expenses,

but not for salary.

Awardees must submit a brief article to The Intelligencer newsletter about their completed

research on how the grant supported their research.


  • Be a current AJHA member upon submitting an application.
  • The research must be related to mass media history. Preference will be given to scholars
  • researching in the following areas: 19th and 20th century journalism standards, equity issues and
  • the media, gender, identity and the media, media and journalism ethics, international
  • communication, Civil War journalism, free expression/First Amendment.
  •  Awardees must continue their AJHA membership through the grant period.
  • The funds must be used within 18 months from the time the award is given.

Application requirements:

  • Complete the application form included with the Call For Proposals.
  • A 1- to 3-page overview of the project. The overview should include expected outlets for
  • the research, a budget (which should include a listing of amount and sources of other support, if
  • appropriate), and a timeline for completion.
  • If appropriate, include Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the applicant's
  • university.
  • An abbreviated curriculum vita (no more than 3 pages).

For questions regarding the grant application or process, contact Kaylene Armstrong of the AJHA Education Committee at kaylenearmstrong@gmail.com.

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