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 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. Typically three or four of these grants are awarded every semester. The next deadline will be December 8, 2015, followed by April 1, 2016.
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. 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.
Awardees are required to do the following:
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South is exploring the possibility of publishing an online journal that would contain 5-7 page essays written by Monroe Fellows for general audiences. If this comes to be, recipients will be required to submit essays for inclusion in the journal.
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.
Monroe Fellows Research Grant proposals should include the following:
1. 500-word project summary
2. project narrative of no more than five double-spaced pages
3. proposed budget
5. work sample, such as pertinent or previous scholarly article, essay, film (send link and note 10-min excerpt time code start), audio, or images.
Please submit all proposals electronically to Rebecca Snedeker at email@example.com.
Tulane University, New Orleans Gulf South Center, 112 Newcomb Hall New Orleans LA 70118 504-314-2883 firstname.lastname@example.org