The Monroe Fellows Research Grants aim to promote research on the Gulf South. Although independent scholars, writers, and creative artists whose projects encompass the Gulf South may apply, the Monroe Fellows competition is open mainly to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Tulane. Each award runs for twelve months and can be for as much as $10,000. Grant funds can be used to support individual faculty research activities. These include (but are not limited to) travel to collections, the purchase of essential materials or equipment for research projects, and hiring research assistants. We anticipate awarding three or four of these grants every semester. The next deadline will be December 1, 2014, followed by April 1, 2015.
Grants will be awarded on the merit of the proposed research, and its relationship to the broader goals and mission of the Center for the Gulf South—to explore the region’s rich history and culture and to place the Gulf South, including the areas of the Caribbean and Latin America with which it has been historically linked, in a larger national and international context. Awardees are required to present their research findings to faculty in seminars or afternoon talks toward the end of the grant period. Final reports are also required when project is completed.
On the theory that good research should result in better teaching, applicants that evince an understanding of how their project might enrich their current classroom offerings will receive special consideration.
Finally, Monroe Fellows should expect to be called on from time to time to serve on the selection committee that award grants to future applicants.
Applications should include the following:
Please submit all applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grantees will provide a web-ready summary of their project including pictures and a short personal bio.
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University invites proposals from scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for research projects focusing on the Gulf South as it intersects with the study of the Global South. We especially encourage proposals that place the region in a global context. Between ten and twelve fellowships will be awarded annually, with a maximum grant of $3,000.00. The fellowship should be used as a travel grant to the region for archival research and/or fieldwork, or it can be used to defray expenses while in the area.
Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com, and should include
Samples of successful fellowship projects are available on request.
The next deadline for Global South fellowships will be April 1, 2015. Recipients of the fellowship will be asked to submit a final report, approximately 3-5 pages in length, summarizing the research activities they conducted with the fellowship funding. The report will be due no later than December 1, 2015.
Annually for the next three years, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South will be offering four summer grants for the design of new and/or enrichment of existing courses on aspects of the musical culture of the central Gulf South. We are not looking solely for musicology proposals. Applicants who emphasize the social, economic, cultural, and even political context in which the musical creativity of this region takes place are also eligible. So will proposals that give consideration to how their classroom materials might be adapted to the web. Successful candidates will be expected to coordinate their planning with Center staff and the Musical Cultures of the Gulf South curriculum advisory committee. Proposals are due March 15. The grant award is $3000.00.
Proposal Guidelines & Procedures
Reviewing body: New Orleans Gulf South Center Advisory Committee Proposal submissions: Send an electronic version to Joel Dinerstein: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, send 3 hard copies to the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, 112 Newcomb Hall, Tulane Univ.
Proposal contents and information:
Tulane University, New Orleans Gulf South Center, 112 Newcomb Hall New Orleans LA 70118 504-314-2883 email@example.com