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Maine Women Writers Collection

Research Support Grant Program

Each fall, the Maine Women Writers Collection solicits applications for its Research Support Grant Program, intended for faculty members, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires, or would benefit from, access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection. 

MWWC Research Support Grants range between $250 and $1000, and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover sheet with applicant's name, address, e-mail address and telephone number
  • Present status and institutional affiliation (if any)
  • Working title of the project
  • Length of proposed research visit to the MWWC  (minimum of one week)
  • List of financial support previously received for the project
  • Proposed budget (not to exceed $1000)
  • A one-page description of the project. Successful applicants will demonstrate their project's relevance to the unique holdings of the MWWC, as well as the significance to their field of study
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • Graduate students should also arrange to have a letter of reference sent directly to the MWWC. This letter should speak to the applicant's scholarly experience, ability, and promise.

Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of staff from the MWWC and faculty from the University of New England.

Recipients will be asked to write a brief, 250-word report on their research and to contribute to the MWWC a copy of any publications resulting from research in the Collection.

Deadline for 2013-14 applications: December 2, 2013

Please send applications to:

Cathleen Miller, Curator
Maine Women Writers Collection
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103-2670

Email submissions preferred; hard copies accepted.

Questions may be directed to:

Cathleen Miller, MWWC, (207) 221-4334, or

Jennifer S. Tuttle, Dorothy M. Healy Chair, MWWC, (207) 221-4433, or