Call for proposals: AJHA Joseph McKerns Research Grant Awards

14 Mar 2019 9:16 PM | Melony Shemberger (Administrator)

The American Journalism Historians Association seeks applications for its annual Joseph McKerns Research Grant Awards.

The research grant is intended to provide research assistance and to recognize and reward the winners. Up to four grants for up to $1,250 each will be rewarded upon review and recommendation of the Research Grant Committee. McKerns Research Grant Awards may be used 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 by Sept. 1, 2019, discussing method, findings, complications, significance.

Eligibility

All current AJHA full members with a minimum of three years' membership at the time of application are eligible. The research must be related to mass media history. Awardees are expected to continue their membership through the grant period. Members may apply for a McKerns Research Grant once every five years.

Application requirements:

— An application form.

—  A 1- to 3-page prospectus/overview of the project, including a budget (which should include a listing of amount and sources of other support, if appropriate), timelines, and expected outlets for the research.

—  If appropriate, include Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the applicant's university.

— A shortened curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages). Grant applications must be submitted via email to Research Grant Committee Chair Erin Coyle at ekcoyle@lsu.edu. Materials may be submitted as PDF files or Word documents by June 1, 2019.

Proposal

Please complete this form and send it with electronic versions of your vita and proposal by June 1, 2019, to the email address below.

Proposal Title:

Name:

Title:

Address:

Phone: (home) (cell)

Email:

Number of years as AJHA member:

Year of any previous AJHA grant:

Name, title and address of college/university official to notify if you receive a grant:

For questions regarding the grant application or process, contact Erin Coyle, AJHA Research Grant Committee Chair, via email at ekcoyle@lsu.edu.

By June 1, 2019, send the form, your proposal, vitae, and any other pertinent documents as email attachments to ekcoyle@lsu.edu.

The AJHA Research Grant Award is designed to provide research assistance to qualified members. Up to four grants for up to $1,250 each will be awarded each year.

All current AJHA full members with a minimum of three years' membership at the time of application are eligible. The applicant must be the principal investigator of the research project. The research project must be related to mass media history. Awardees are expected to continue their membership through the grant period.

Proposals may be returned to applicants with requests for additional information.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2019

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