Faculty Grants

American Studies Faculty Research Fellowships (revised September 2023)

In 2021, UConn American Studies launched the American Studies Faculty Research Fellowships, the first fellowships our program has been able to offer. With more funding for the initiative this year, we are now inviting faculty members of all ranks to apply for funds related to their research once again.

The rewards are up to $1000 each and can be used for research travel, indexing, copyediting, permissions costs or other publication assistance, language acquisition, or other research-related needs. Priority consideration will go to junior faculty, but the funds are certainly not limited to junior faculty. Interdisciplinary research in American Studies or an intersecting field is preferred.

To apply, send a budget, a CV, and a 250-300 word description of the project and its status to Martha Cutter at martha.cutter@uconn.edu by May 15th. The description should also disclose other sources of funding for the project. Applications will be reviewed by the American Studies Executive Committee.


Past Recipients


Sam Sommers – awarded $1000 for archival research at the American Antiquarian Society to support her book, Reading in Talking Books: Theories of Race and Reading from Nineteenth-Century America.