Glasscock Center Announces Funding Program Changes

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research announces changes to funding programs for faculty and graduate students. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, the Glasscock Center will fund four Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellowships and up to eight Glasscock Faculty Research Fellowships per academic year. These will replace the Faculty Stipendiary Fellowships, Faculty Travel-to-Archives or Travel-for-Fieldwork Grants, and Cross-Disciplinary Conference Travel Grants.

The Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellowship carries a $1,000 research bursary, and $7,500 is provided to the department to pay for one (or possibly two) course releases. Eligibility is limited to Associate or Full Professors only. Two Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellows will be named for each semester (two for the fall semester and two for the spring semester). Permission of the Department Head is required before applying to assure that departmental scheduling needs are being met. Fellows will receive an office in the Glasscock Center for the semester that they are named Fellows. They are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Center by being in residence during the release semester and attending conferences and colloquia sponsored by the Center. In addition, they are expected to make a presentation of their research projects in progress for the Faculty Colloquium Series during the semester they are in residence and give a formal presentation of their completed projects during the following academic year. Please note that the Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellow program is no longer linked to a specific theme. The evaluation of all applications will be based on their scholarly quality, their promise of successful completion, and their high potential to make a significant impact in the applicant’s field.

The Glasscock Faculty Research Fellowship carries a $5,000 bursary and is designed to support research that will lead to a substantial scholarly output: a book, a major article or series of articles or other important publication or research project that makes a significant impact in the field. Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows, along with the Glasscock Internal Faculty Fellows will be expected to participate in Glasscock Center activities and participate during the academic year in the Faculty Colloquium Series. They will be expected to make a presentation of their work at colloquium during the year they hold the fellowship and also to make a formal presentation of the completed project during the following academic year.

For graduate students, the Center will offer three Brown-Kruse Fellowships and up to ten Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowships per academic year. These will replace the Graduate Stipendiary Fellowships, Graduate Travel-to-Conference Grants, and Graduate Travel-to-Archives or Travel-for-Fieldwork Grants. The Brown-Kruse Fellowship carries a $3,000 bursary and an expectation for residency and is for advanced doctoral students only. The Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship carries a $2,000 bursary for the academic year and is for both masters and doctoral students at any stage of the thesis/dissertation. Funding is designed to assist students with activities including, but not limited to: conference participation, travel for archival research or fieldwork, and/or the purchase of research materials. Recipients are expected to participate in the Graduate Colloquium Series. This award requires new departmental nomination procedures.

Please note that Programs not affected by these revisions include: the Ad Hoc Faculty Fellowship, the Buttrill Ethics Curriculum Enhancement Grant, the Graduate Research Matching Grant, and Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award.

For further information, please contact Director, Richard J. Golsan, at (979) 845-8329 or rjgolsan@tamu.eduor Associate Director, Sarah Misemer, at (979) 458-4320 or smisemer@tamu.edu if you have any further questions. For full grant descriptions, please visit http://glasscock.tamu.edu/grants-funding.html.