The Monroe Fellowship program aims to promote research on the Gulf South. Scholars, writers, and creative artists whose projects focus on or take place within the bioregion stretching from Texas to Florida may apply. Each award runs for twelve months and can be for as much as $10,000. Grant funds must be used to support research activities, including (but not limited to) travel to collections and sites, purchase of essential materials or equipment for research, hiring research assistant(s), and hiring translators to translate primary documents. Grant funds may not be used for honorariums for the applicant(s); translation of completed articles or manuscripts; or conference, presentation or other outreach expenses. Typically three or four of these grants are awarded every semester. The deadline has been extended and is now March 31, 2021.
Grants will be awarded on the merit of the proposed research and its potential to result in new understandings. Applicants that evince an understanding of how their project might shift widely-held narratives about this region and enrich classroom offerings will receive special consideration.
Monroe Fellows should expect to be called on from time to time to serve on the selection committee that award grants to future applicants.
Proposals must be submitted as one compiled pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants cannot apply to both the Monroe and the Global South Research Grants.
For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at email@example.com.