OVERSEAS DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS (ODRG) provide support to Humanities PhD students who will be financing dissertation research abroad through loans, personal savings, and/or other small grants. The maximum grant allotted will be $2,500 but most will be smaller. The grants are not renewable. Applications will be judged on the necessity to go abroad to do research, the quality and feasibility of the project, and financial need.
HUMANITIES TRAVEL GRANT FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH (HUM TRAVEL) awards support short-term, research-related travel by Humanities PhD students. The maximum grant allotted will be $1,250 but most will be smaller. The grants are not renewable. It is expected that these awards will be sufficient to defray the costs of travel for students who have a specific research goal (e.g., examination of archives, travel to collections) that can be achieved within a limited period of time (typically about one month). The awards are not to be used to supplement grants from other sources, excepting the ODRG.
If a student's research needs can be met in Regenstein Library, funding from these grants will not be possible. Note: These grants are not intended for pre-dissertation survey trips. Students who have previously done research at the location for which they are applying must explain why a return trip is necessary to complete their research, and they must ask their recommender to comment on their explanation. Admission to candidacy is required before disbursement of the award. Awardees must begin research on location no earlier than the start of Summer Quarter and complete it no later than the end of Spring Quarter of the award year.
Each application must include: