Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Helen Creighton Grants for Folklore Research, Collection & Publication

Grants-in-aid Committee

Applications are invited by the Helen Creighton Folklore Society for Grants-in-Aid to scholars, researchers, museums, and archives for projects relating to folklore research, collection, and publication.

These grants are intended to provide encouragement, not the sole support, for research or publication projects. They can contribute to research equipment, field trip projects, editing and illustrating material about to be published.

They can also assist researchers by offering professional assessment, thereby strengthening the applicant's position in larger competitions.

The Society operates on a limited budget, and tries to assist as many individuals and institutions as possible with limited resources. Grants are normally for $750, with the possibility of renewal; the size of grants may vary.

Announcements will be made by March 31, 2009.

Student applicants should provide a transcript, two letters from academic supervisors, and a prospectus and budget for their project. Scholars and experienced researchers should provide a CV, one supporting letter from a peer, a prospectus and budget.

Archival and museum administrators should outline how their proposal relates to an on-going program of collection, cataloguing or indexing of their materials.

Applications, bearing a postmark up to February 28, 2009, should be addressed to:

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society,
Research Support Committee,
c/o James H. Morrison, Chair,
6289 Yale Street,
Halifax, NS. B3L 1C9
Fax: (902) 420-5141

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