The Record - March 1998

Grants and Awards

Presidential Library System

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The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Insitute awarded $15,855.00 in grants to the following individuals:

Maurine Beasley, University of Maryland, Book, "The Encyclopedia of Eleanor Roosevelt."

Richard Crane, Greensboro College, Book, "Writing Resistance: Martha Gellhorn and Louis Eugene Faucher in Prague, 1938."

Marco Ginanneschi, University of Florence, Italy, Ph.D. dissertation, "Struggle for Financial Supremacy: US and Great Britain Between the Wars."

James Gormly, Washington and Jefferson College, Book, "Spanning the Globe: A History of American International Aviation."

Jeffrey Hornstein, University of Maryland, Ph.D. dissertation, "Constructing a New Middle Class American: Gender, Race and Housing Policy, 1930-45."

Daniel Scroop, St. Anne's College - Oxford University, Ph.D. dissertation, "Jim Farley, The Democratic Party and American Politics, 1920-44."

Holly Shulman, University of Maryland, Book, "The Encyclopedia of Eleanor Roosevelt."

Larry Valero, St. Catherine's College - Cambridge, Ph.D. dissertation, "The Management and Coordination of American Centralized Intelligence, 1945-1953."

Keith Volanto, Texas A&M University, Ph.D. dissertation, "The AAA Cotton Program in Texas, 1933-1940."

James Wolfinger, University of Georgia, MA, "Race, Labor, and Politics: The Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944."

Julian Zelizer, University at Albany, Book, "Protecting the Purse: Fiscal Conservatism in an Age of Big Government, 1933-1966.

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The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a private, non-profit educational organization, administers and funds programs on behalf of the Kennedy Library. Scholars and students are invited to apply for support of their research and use of the archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the Library under the following programs. Only one grant or fellowship application can be submitted in a given year. Each application will be evaluated for support in all appropriate areas. Those received after a deadline will be considered in the next cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $2,500. Preference is given to research in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: April 20.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Fellowship. One or two per year. Current stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to applicants specializing in Latin American or Western Hemisphere history or policy studies during the Kennedy Administration or the period from the Roosevelt through the Kennedy presidencies. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 15. Not awarded in 1997.

Abba Schwartz Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: May 1.

Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship. One per year. Stipend of $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. Deadline: March 15. Announced: May 10.

Kennedy Research Grants. Several (10-15) per year. Range from $500 to $1,500. These can be on any topic relating to the Kennedy period or requiring use of the holdings. Preference is given to Ph.D. dissertation research, research in recently opened or relatively unused collections and the preparation of recent dissertations for publication, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadlines: March 15 for spring grants, August 15 for fall grants. Awards announced: April 20 and October 20.

Recipients for Fall 1997:

W. Taylor Fain III, Department of History, University of Virginia, Ph.D. dissertation, The United States, Great Britain, and the Persian Gulf Region, 1951-1969

Craig Allan Kaplowitz, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. dissertation, Mexican Americans and Federal Policy: LULAC and the Politics of the 'Culturally Disadvantaged'"

Gregory Wilson, Department of History, Ohio State University, Ph.D. dissertation, The Area Redevelopment Administration: 1945-1965

Hemingway Research Grants. Several (4-8) per year. Range from $200 to $1,000. These are awarded to scholars requiring the use of the Hemingway Collection. Preference is given to dissertation research by Ph.D. candidates and research in recently opened or relatively unused portions of the collection, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadline: March 15. Awards announced: April 30. For additional information, please contact:

Grant and Fellowship Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Library
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Telephone 617-929-4500

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The Harry S. Truman Library Institute offers grants in three categories. Research Grants are intended to pay for one-to-three week research trips to the Truman Library. Deadlines for submitting applications for Research Grants are April 1 and October 1. No Research Grants will be made in excess of $2,500. The Scholar's Award is intended to be a salary or salary supplement to new or established scholars who are engaged in a major study relating to Truman's life and career. It is awarded in even-numbered years. The application deadline for the Scholar's Award is December 15 of the year preceding the one in which the award is available. Dissertation Year Fellowships are intended to support graduate students working on their dissertations. The amount of this grant is $16,000. Two awards will be given each year; the deadline for applications is February 1.

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute has awarded Research Grants to the following people:

Marcia Balisciano, London School of Economics, "American Ideologies of Economic Planning, 1930-1950: Economic Visions for a Better America."

Donna Corbett, "Biography of Donald W. Nyrop."

Mark Jacobson, Ohio State University, "'Minds, then Hearts': U.S. Political and Psychological Warfare During the Korean War Era."

Philip Jenkins, Penn State University, "'Red Menace': Cold War Politics in Pennsylvania, 1945-60."

Theodore Liazos, Yale University, "Big Labor: George Meany and the Making of the AFL-CIO."

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The Gerald R. Ford Foundation semi-annually awards grants of up to $2,000 to support research in the Ford Library's collections. For grant application forms and information, please contact Geir Gundersen at the Ford Library (Internet: Application deadlines are March 15 and September 15.