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: April 1, 2024

The American Journalism Historians Association seeks applications for the inaugural Hazel Dicken-Garcia Research Grant.

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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