News | 17 January 2012

CFP: Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA)


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA)
Deadline: March 1, 2012

HUGRA awards support and encourage undergraduate research in the humanities. Up to 10 awards in the amount of $500 each are given each year. There are no constraints on the expenditure of the stipend. The top proposal receives the Bertha N. Melkonian prize, an additional $500.

Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration. Proposals must be for research performed during the 2011-2012 academic year. Previous years’ awardees are not eligible to apply.

Proposals will be judged on the basis of:
a) intellectual substance,
b) promise of results
c) preparation of applicant
d) feasibility.

Application includes:
I) 1-3 page research proposal, describing the research problem to be addressed, what will be done in the project, and what end product (e.g. research paper, senior thesis, project report) is expected. A timetable should be included.
II) Application form (Printable PDF or PDF).
III) A letter of support from a faculty sponsor addressing items a) through d) above.

NOTE: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the March 1, 2012 deadline. Please submit all applications electronically preferably in .pdf format to For more information, please contact Courtney Mahaney at
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