ABOUT: The Glasscock Center encourages interdisciplinary research and scholarship by providing up to $1,500 in annually renewable support to self-constituted groups of faculty and students engaged in exploration of thematically related research questions in the humanities. These groups may designate themselves working groups, research clusters, reading groups, study seminars, or the like. Participants share the goal of stimulating intellectual exchange through discussion, writing, viewing, reading, and other activities that further their inquiries into common scholarly concerns. The Center makes space available for the meetings of these groups. Information about existing humanities working groups can be found here.
Each working group submits an account of its activities and a request for renewal at the end of the academic year. We ask to be informed of grants or publications that derive from or are influenced by individuals’ experiences with these groups. Working groups are expected to meet or hold events a minimum of twice a semester. Any non-consumable materials purchased using these funds (such as books or DVDs) remains the property of Texas A&M University and should be donated to the Glasscock Center Library once they have been used by the working group.
ELIGIBILITY: The Glasscock Center requires that working groups make annual public calls for membership to the university community and assists with these calls.
DEADLINE: The Center considers applications for Working Group recognition throughout the year.