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

November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 26, 2018
Programs supported include conferences, workshops, lectures, and more, and will be organized by graduate students, professional track faculty, and tenure track faculty.
November 20, 2018
Nabila received the Dr. James W. Longest Memorial Award for Social Science Research and her story, "A Woman from Al-Tall Nourishes Faith, Family and Education," was recently featured in UMD GradTerp Magazine.
November 16, 2018
Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes' short story "Ana Mendieta Haunts the Block" is forthcoming in The Common. She recently gave a reading at Little Salon in DC. This past summer she received fellowships from Hedgebook and Willapa Bay Artists in Residency.  
November 16, 2018
Lara Payne's poem “Corn Stand, 10 ears for two dollars” was a winner in the Moving Words Competition, and was placed on buses in Arlington, VA during the summer of 2018. Her poem “News of Another Shooting” was published online in SWWIM, poetry daily, March 16, 2018. Three of her poems were published by Beltway Poetry Quarterly in their Fall 2018 issue.
November 16, 2018
Temim Fruchter recently received a Pushcart Nomination for her story "The Saddest Sailor," which appears in the current issue of Moonpark Review.
November 15, 2018
Dominique Young, a current PhD student of English literature at the University of Maryland, received the 2018 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grant.
November 15, 2018
The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), by Elizabeth Acevedo, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Acevedo earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.
November 15, 2018
Merle Collins, respected scholar of Caribbean literature and culture, will give a lecture today on Louise Langdon Norton Little, mother of Malcolm X.
November 13, 2018
Alumna Rhondda Thomas has been named the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, where she is an associate professor in the Department of English. She was also awarded a 2018 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for her project, "Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration." This project expands on her ongoing project, Call My Name, which has digitized over 2,000 primary documents related to Clemson's early history.

CLCS Grants

Submission information & deadlines:

Academic Programming Grants: The deadline for spring submissions (which include legacy lecture series) is March 25, 2019. Priority given to grants that support the Center's 2018-2020 theme, RESISTANCE. Tentative deadline for fall submissions: October 1, 2019.

Faculty Research and Writing Groups are slated to meet throughout the year. The next deadline for submission is May 5, 2019.

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 February 1, 2019, for spring 2019, another round due August 30, 2019, for fall 2019.

Funded Projects: Fall 2018 (deadline 15 October 2018) | Spring 2018 (deadline 20 April 2017) | 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.