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 (iinstructional & informational technology cfp is here). They cannot be used to hire research assistants.

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

January 9, 2018
UMD Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Library Award for Undergraduate Research.  As you are working on your research papers now, please consider submitting your final outstanding paper for one of the three $1,000 awards UMD Libraries offer to you this year.
November 30, 2017
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce its nominees for AWP's IntroJournals Project, an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country. 
November 28, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Doug Kern and Jess Enoch, the first recipients of the John Long Innovative Teaching Award!  Each award is $1500. 
November 28, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Josh Weiner, Professor Gabrielle Fuentes, and Professor Randy Ontiveros for receicing Creative and Performing Arts and Research and Scholarship Awards from the Graduate School for 2018-19. Continue reading to learn more about their projects. 
October 10, 2017
MFA Candidate in Fiction Emily Myrick won Fugue Journal's 2017 Writing Contest with her story "Some Whales Have Hearts the Size of Volkswagen Beetles", selected by Edan Lepucki. Her essay "Even Silence" was published in the fall issue of Muse/A Journal. 
September 13, 2017
The Tessera--the NSF-funded game Kari Kraus and her collaborators launched last spring--will be showcased as an Indiecade 2017 Official Selection at this year's festival (press release here). 
September 12, 2017
Tyler Mills, a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, was recently selected by Oliver de la Paz for the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize. Her manuscript ​Hawk Parable is forthcoming in 2019.  
August 28, 2017
Emily Johnson graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in spring 2017 with a double major in English and Linguistics. While on campus, she completed an Honors College citation, was admitted to Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and received the Dean's Scholarship. She is currently interning at Her Mind magazine and is in search of a career in editing or publishing. This summer, Johnson gained admission to a Folger Institute workshop on digital archives at the Folger Shakespeare Library. — Editor's Note
August 24, 2017
This summer Simone Drake was promoted to full professor and awarded the Youngberg Distinguished Professor chair in the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University. She is affiliate faculty in the Department of English as well as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also the principal investigator for an $130, 000 Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme grant at Ohio State University that focuses on Transnational Black Citizenship.
August 8, 2017
Professor Zita Nunes received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

CLCS Grants

Submission information & deadlines:
Academic Programming Grants: The next deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017, to support academic programming for 2017-2018. The tentative deadline for spring submissions (which include legacy lecture series) is April 20, 2018.

Faculty Research and Writing Groups are slated to meet throughout the year. The next deadline for submission is May 6, 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, 2017, for fall 2017, and another round due February 1, 2018, for spring 2018.

Funded Projects:
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.