Geoffrey Parker, Chair, Awards and Prizes Committee November 2012
Please note that the deadline for submission of applications by graduate students is Friday, January 18, 2013. This will allow us to announce the winners of all departmental awards by mid February to accommodate the earlier Semester deadlines for summer GTA appointments. The deadline for the Undergraduates is the same. Secondly, we do not require submission of a detailed budget from those of you who are applying for funds to cover basic living expenses in Columbus for the summer while working on your dissertation. Simply note that you intend to use the award for that purpose. Finally, we require that you inform us of all funds that you may be awarded from other sources for the same project as the one described in your application for funds awarded by the History Department. The History Department maintains the right to adjust the awarded funding based on need if other non-departmental grants should materialize.
As in previous years strong preference will be given to students who have passed the Ph.D. candidacy exam. If you are applying for funds to support travel for research, you must include a detailed budget. Please do you utmost to provide a realistic budget. Do not underestimate your expenses. Just as importantly, do not "inflate" your budget! The Committee will look most favorably at reasonable budgets. Please remember to indicate the state of progress on the project and an anticipated completion date.
Even if you are applying for more than one award, it is sufficient to submit just one application form, but you must indicate on the cover sheet all awards for which you are applying. Make sure to title your project! You must submit the completed application along with two letters of recommendations. All material should be submitted electonically to Kristina Ward at email@example.com