Grants & Awards

2017.05.03: Photo of Transcribathon, Decoding Diaries sessionPlease note that our grants programs have been suspended in 2020-2021 due to budget cuts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The 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

June 4, 2020
Virginia Butler won the 2019 Bruce Harkness Young Scholar Award, presented by the Joseph Conrad Society of America, for her article, "Race, Gender, and Closure in *Lord Jim*." 
May 22, 2020
Congratulations to our award winners for the 2019-20 academic year in Graduate and Undergraduate studies. 
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 9, 2020
The English Department is pleased to present the latest Dawn M. Sisas Scholarship to first-year English student Emily Kasprzyk. The Sisas Scholarship goes to an outstanding first-year English major who attended Southern High School in Anne Arundel County.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).
January 26, 2020
Konstantinos Pozoukidis received a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation Inc.
January 26, 2020
Sabrina Islam has received an Emerging Writer Scholarship to attend Lydia Millet's workshop at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Fall 2019.
October 10, 2019
The English Department is delighted to announce that Emily Mitchell has been selected for an Arcan Semester Research Award (ASRA) for Spring 2020.  This semester leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities aims to support faculty at the rank of associate and full professor, with preference given to associate professors for whom the completion of a major project will lead to promotion to full professor.
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.

CLCS Grants

Submission information & deadlines:

Academic Programming Grants: The deadline for fall submissions (which include legacy lecture series) is October 15, 2019. Priority given to grants that support the Center's 2018-2020 theme, RESISTANCE. Tentative deadline for spring submissions (which include legacy lecture series): March 25, 2020.

Faculty Research and Writing Groups are slated to meet throughout the year. The next deadline for submission is May 10, 2020.

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 9, 2019, for fall 2019, with another round due January 30, 2020, for spring 2020.

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.