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 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.
May 17, 2019
Sabrina Islam has received a Memorial Scholarship to attend the Philadelphia Writers' Conference this summer. She also has a short story "Nakshi Kathas" appearing in the Fall issue of Prairie Schooner.
May 10, 2019
Temim Fruchter and Anna Goodson are the winners of the annual MFA thesis awards in fiction and poetry. 
April 4, 2019
The awardees were selected for their potential to make original and significant contributions to knowledge in Humanistic Studies.
March 14, 2019
Maud Casey has been selected to be the AY19-20 Long Teaching Fellow. Each academic year, one tenure-track faculty member seeking to enhance the classroom experience serves as the Department of English’s Long Teaching Fellow.
March 6, 2019
DeLisa D. Hawkes is the winner of the 2019 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship. 
March 5, 2019
David Y. Todd was among teachers receiving an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball Team on February 21.
March 5, 2019
Maud Casey's nonfiction book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press) was named one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2018, along with, among others, books by Pope Francis and Nadya Tolokonnikova.
January 8, 2019
Professor Tita Chico has been awarded a Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) from the Graduate School for the academic year 2019-2020.

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.