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Program Grant Information

Iberian Grant
Any area of American history; interdisciplinary research that pays significant attention to American history (e.g., research on American literature or on the American economy that has an historical dimension); or comparative or Western hemispheric studies that address aspects of American history. The proposals will be judged on the interest, significance, and originality of the proposed research; the clarity, specificity, and practicality of the research plan; the extent of research in original sources; and the likelihood that the research will result in a significant contribution, such as a senior honors thesis, a substantial research paper, a documentary film or some other appropriate form of expression.

Learn more about the grant at: http://pages.pomona.edu/%7ekbw14747/ibergrant.htm.

Students should submit to the Office of the Dean of the College:

  • A 2-3 page research proposal that clearly indicates the focus and significance of the proposed research; the kinds and locations of the sources to be examined; and the expected outcome of the project one page preliminary bibliography;  
  • one letter of recommendation; and  
  • an official transcript and brief statement of qualifications to do the proposed research Current deadlines and stipend amounts are determined by the Office of the Dean of the College (x 18328)

Westergaard Student Research Grants
Senior history majors concentrating in European history are eligible beginning summer before their senior year to apply for research grants for travel to libraries or archives in Europe in preparation for their senior thesis. These selective grants of up to $3,000 each are intended for targeted short-term visits (approximately 1-3 weeks) and may cover travel, lodging and board, and research expenses. Students are expected to have
completed preliminary secondary research on their topic, to have identified specific holdings, collections, archives etc. that they want to consult in Europe, and to have research competency in the appropriate language(s). The number of grants awarded each year will depend on student demand and available funds.


Applicants should submit a research proposal that includes: the topic, research questions, relationship between the project and existing scholarship on the topic, a description of the specific libraries, archives, or materials to be consulted, their likely relevance for the project, preparatory work already completed on the project (including independent work, relevant courses, consultations with faculty members etc.), language competence, a working bibliography of secondary sources, and a detailed budget.

Submit applications to the History Department Chair, by 20 November (for Winter Break) or 15 April (for Summer Break)

Announcement of the Arango Latin American 

History Research Grants
Senior history majors concentrating in Latin American and Caribbean history are eligible, beginning the summer before their senior year, to apply for research grants for travel to libraries or archives in Latin America or the Caribbean in preparation for their senior thesis. These selective grants of up to $2,500 each are intended for targeted, short-term visits (approximately 2-4 weeks) and may cover travel, lodging and board, and research expenses.

Students are expected to have completed preliminary secondary research on their topic, to have identified specific holdings, collections, archives that they want to consult in Latin America or the Caribbean, and to have research competency in the appropriate language(s). The number of grants awarded each year will depend on student demand and available funds.
 
Proposals will include: the topic, research questions, relationship between the project and existing scholarship on the topic, a description of the specific libraries, archives, or materials to be consulted, their likely relevance for the project, preparatory work already completed on the project (including independent work, relevant courses, consultations with faculty members etc.), language competence, a working bibliography of secondary sources, and a detailed budget.
 

If you have questions, please contact Prof Miguel Tinker Salas at x 72920mrt04747@pomona.edu