Call for Applications: HAPA Fall 2016

Call for Applications: History in Action Project Award

Deadline is September 18, 2016

History in Action invites all doctoral students in good standing to submit a proposal for a Fall 2016 HAPA. The HAPA enables financial assistance for History graduate students to initiate or sustain a project that contributes directly to the mission of history in public life – meshing academic research and public outreach – and to create valuable relationships between the Department of History and communities elsewhere.

HIA seeks to provide students with the resources to execute ever-more elaborate and extensive projects.  With this goal in mind, HAPA offers an award (up to $3,000) to be used over the Fall semester.

The History in Action Project Award:

  1. Supports graduate students who have/wish to create working relationships with distinct organizations as part of their ongoing research activities.
  2. Ranges from $1000 to $3000, depending on the nature of the project and the duration.
  3. Is intended for discrete projects over a discrete time-frame, over the Fall semester.


  1. Applicants must be current PhD students in good standing in the Department of History.
  2. Grantees will attend HIA events or write about their projects for the HIA website (and/or the AHA Today blog) at the request of HIA staff.
  3. Teams of collaborators are encouraged to apply.
  4. Proposals to extend previous HAPA projects are also welcome.


  1. Submit a 2-page Project Statement including description of the opportunity, research and community outreach highlights, time commitment, and active outcomes.
  2. Submit a 1-page Budget outline. The budget can include discretionary funds, and/or specific funds towards the project costs.
  3. Forward a recommendation email/note from faculty supervisor addressing the viability of the student’s time commitment in view of departmental benchmarks.

All materials should be submitted to Deadline for submission of all materials is 5 PM on September 18, 2016.

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