Grants & Awards

2017.05.03: Photo of Transcribathon, Decoding Diaries sessionThe Center supports three separate grants programs: Academic Programming Grants; Faculty Research & Writing Groups; Beyond the Classroom. Grants are designed to foster the communal intellectual life of the department and help its members share their research findings.

Grants do not support individual research projects, travel costs (department travel policies are here), equipment purchases (instructional & informational technology cfp is here). They cannot be used to hire research assistants. Projects must take place on campus.

If you require assistance in drafting a budget for your project, contact Karen Nelson, knelson@umd.edu. Guidelines for standard costs and procedures associated with special events are available here.

 

 

News

October 11, 2018
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has been announced as a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
October 1, 2018
The $10,000 award will support Professor Collins's course, "Caribbean Literature: Literature and Ideas in the Caribbean," which will be held in collaboration with students and faculty at the University of the West Indies.
September 11, 2018
Comparative Literature PhD candidate Tung-An Wei (Miranda) received a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 
September 7, 2018
Ph.D. candidate Konstantinos Pozoukidis was awarded the A. G. Leventis Grant for 2018-2019 from the A. G. Leventis Foundation. 
September 7, 2018
Michael Collier has recently published a new book of poems, My Bishop and Other Poems, University of Chicago Press.
July 24, 2018
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress sponsors the annual fellowship in Digital Studies to support scholars exploring how “groundbreaking technological innovations” can serve as “agents of broad and profound [societal] change.”  The 11-month residency, established in 2000, aims to bridge the gap between academia and government and to help the library chart new directions in scholarly research. 
May 31, 2018
Baltimore Pride will screen Wild Nights With Emily, a new film about Emily Dickinson, which draws heavily from our own Martha Nell Smith's work on Dickinson. Smith, who acted as a consultant on the film, will join the writer/director Madeleine Olnek for a Q&A after the showing. Olnek dedicated her award-winning film to Smith, noting that it is her "scholarship [that] helped bring the relationship between Susan and Emily to light."
May 2, 2018
Senior Lecturer Justin Lohr has been selected to receive the Provost's Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty in the area of teaching.
May 1, 2018
Congratulations to Laura Neal, who was recently awarded a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
April 5, 2018
Congratulations to former English major, Reginald Dwayne Betts, who recently received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship! You can read more about Betts here. 

CLCS Grants

Submission information & deadlines:

Academic Programming Grants: The deadline for spring submissions (which include legacy lecture series) is April 20, 2018. Priority given to grants that support the Center's 2018-2020 theme, RESISTANCE. Tentative deadline for fall submissions: October 15, 2018.

Faculty Research and Writing Groups are slated to meet throughout the year. The next deadline for submission is May 10, 2018.

Beyond the Classroom funds assist instructors as they build intellectual community for undergraduates and foster an energetic department climate. We solicit proposals with a deadline of September 8, 2018, for fall 2018, and another round due February 1, 2019, for spring 2019.

Funded Projects:
Fall 2017 (deadline 1 November 2017) | Spring 2017 (deadline 20 April 2017) | Fall 2016 (deadline 20 October 2016) | Spring 2016 (deadline 18 April 2016) | Fall 2015 (deadline 20 October 2015) | Spring 2015 (deadline 15 April 2015) | Fall 2014 (deadline 20 Oct 2014) | Spring 2014 (deadline 25 April 2014) | Fall 2013 (deadline 4 Oct 2013) | Spring 2013 (deadline 1 Feb 2013) | Winter 2013 | Fall 2012 (deadline 15 Oct 2012)

The complete list of projects funded under the umbrella of the Center for Literary & Comparative Studies is available here. Current and upcoming programs appear on the department's calendar pages.