Call for Applications: HUGRA 2010-11

To: Humanities Undergraduate Students

From: Humanities Division

October 29, 2010


HUGRA awards support and encourage undergraduate research in the humanities.  Up to 10 awards in the amount of $500 each are given each year.  There are no constraints on the expenditure of the stipend.  The top proposal recieves the Bertha N. Melkonian Prize, an additional $500.  

Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration.  Proposals must be research to be performed during the 2010-11 academic year.  Previous years awardees are not eligible to apply.  

Proposals will be judged on the basis of:

  1. intellectual substance
  2. promise of results
  3. preparation of applicant
  4. feasibilty

Application includes:

  • 1-3 page research proposal, describing the research problem to be addressed, what will be done in the project, and what end product (e.g. research paper, senior thesis, project report) is expected.  A timetable should be included.  
  • application form (download here)
  • a letter of support from a faculty sponsor addressing items 1-4 above.  

NOTE: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the deadline.  

DEADLINE: November 30, 2010

QUESTIONS? Please contact Irena Richter at the Institute for Humanities Research.