2015 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship

The UWM Libraries invite proposals for the 2015 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements, and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States.

Who May Apply: All full-time UWM faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply, individually or as a group.

Amount: A $5,000 award which is intended to cover costs of research such as support for travel, research assistance, or other appropriate expenses. This award may not be used for salary payments, except for wages paid to student employees assisting with work on the research.

Basis of Award: The award is based upon the importance of the topic to the history of the quest for social justice, the strength of the proposal, and the applicant’s qualifications for research on the topic. Applicants are encouraged to use the Fromkin Memorial Collection in some way toward their research.

Requirements: The grant recipient delivers the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture during the Fall 2015 semester, submits a documented manuscript of the lecture to the UWM Libraries, and assists in arranging any subsequent publication by the Libraries of the final research. The recipient may retain copyright, but the UWM Libraries reserve the right to include the paper in a future online or print publication.

Application: To apply for the Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship, send a formal letter of application to: Ewa Barczyk, Chairperson, Fromkin Research Grant Committee, Administrative Office, UWM Libraries.

The application needs to include the following elements:

  • Applicant's name.
  • Department.
  • Title of Proposed Project.
  • A description of the proposed project, indicating the primary and secondary source materials to be used, and location of the sources (please limit to 4 pages).
  • A budget itemizing proposed expenses, such as supplies, travel, or other appropriate expenses.
  • Other financial support received for this project.
  • Other pending applications for financial support for this project.
  • Applicant's curriculum vitae, including a bibliography of all the applicant's scholarship that is related to the proposed project.

Deadline: Applications must be received by email (libadmin@uwm.edu) or in the UWM Libraries Administrative Office (room W115) by Friday, October 31, 2014.

Following the receipt of all applications, the Fromkin Research Grant Committee will schedule interviews at which individual applicants can make an oral presentation further describing the project and answer questions from the Committee.

The Fromkin Research Grant Committee notifies applicants of its decision during the early part of the Spring 2015 semester.

Additional Information: Applicants may review winning Fromkin Grant proposals from previous years in Special Collections, located on the Library's fourth floor. For more information, e-mail libspecial@uwm.edu or call (414) 229-4345.

 

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Morris Fromkin Collection of American Social Justice.  Dedicated to encouraging research on the history of social justice. Image of Morris Fromkin