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, Guidelines for standard costs and procedures associated with special events are available here.




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.
November 13, 2018
DeLisa D. Hawkes has been awarded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019. She has also been nominated to the MLA Delegate Assembly on Professional Issues (awaiting election results in January 2019).DeLisa recently presented "The Heroic “Mulatta’s” Breach of the Racial Contract in Sutton Griggs’s Overshadowed,” “Discipline, Dignity, and Decorum:” on the Literary Depictions of Black Respectability Politics Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference.She served as the Chair for the Undergraduate Research Forum, "Portraits of Politics and Power" at the South Atlantic Language Association Conference in November.  
November 1, 2018
The poetry collection, Acacia Road, by Aaron Brown, has been awarded the Nelson Poetry Book Award by the Kansas Authors Club. 
October 30, 2018
We would like to thank all those who made submissions to the Writing FrankenTerps Competition. Please join us at the Gala that follows the Marathon Reading of Frankenstein, in McKeldin 6137.
October 23, 2018
This semester leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities supports faculy as they complete the major project required for promotion to full professor. Mallios plans to complete Literary President: Woodrow Wilson and the Making of American Modernism.
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.

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.