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Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award

Spring 2023 deadlines are forthcoming.

ABOUT: The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research invite applications for the 2022 Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award. This graduate research award is open to Texas A&M University graduate students in good standing. It supports projects in the humanities that are based on collections housed at the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. One or two awards of up to $2,000 each will be made.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications with appropriate curators at Cushing Library prior to submission. Applications will be evaluated by a faculty committee and judged in part on their effective use of materials housed in the Cushing Library. Recipients are expected to spend at least one month in residence at Cushing Library between June 1 and August 31, 2022, and they must deliver a conference-style presentation on their projects during the fall semester of 2022. This timeline is subject to change if extraordinary circumstances so require. Awardees will be expected to meet all TAMU COVID-19 requirements. A written copy of the project must be deposited in the Glasscock Center Library. We ask that applicants for all Glasscock Center grants read our Climate and Inclusion Statement here

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all graduate students at Texas A&M University in good standing through August 2021. Please note that a No-Repeat Rule applies: 1) No one may receive more than one award in any three-year period. 2) If a graduate student who has won the Cushing-Glasscock Award submits another proposal after the three-year period has passed, the new project must be significantly different from the previous one.

APPLICATION: Applications should be no longer than three single-spaced pages, and they must contain the following information:

  • Applicant's name, address, phone number and email address
  • Applicant's major degree and department
  • Names of applicant’s department chair and committee chair
  • Applicant's expected graduation date
  • Proposed project title
  • A statement describing the nature of the applicant’s research, its relationship to the humanities, and the materials at Cushing that will support the research
  • A tentative bibliography of Cushing materials

Submit applications via email to Dr. Kevin O'Sullivan in the form of an attached MS Word file or PDF (preferred) or to:

Cushing-Glasscock Humanities Research Award
c/o Kevin O'Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Texas A&M University
TAMU 5000
College Station, TX 77843-5000

If you have questions, contact Dr. Kevin O'Sullivan We welcome your interest!