The History in Action Initiative is pleased to announce the History in Action Project Award (HAPA) for Fall 2015, which is part of the AHA-Mellon Career Diversity Initiative at Columbia University. The HAPA enables financial assistance for History graduate students to initiate or sustain a project that contributes directly to the mission of public history – meshing academic research and public outreach – and to create valuable relationships between the Department of History and communities elsewhere.
The History in Action Project Award:
- Supports graduate students who have/wish to create working relationships with distinct organizations as part of their on-going research activities.
- Ranges from $1000 to $2000, depending on the nature of the project and the duration.
- Is intended for discrete projects over a discrete time-frame (ideally a semester).
- Applicants must be current PhD students in good standing in the Department of History
- Grantees must be available to attend and participate in the third HIA conference, to be held on January 21st and 22nd, 2016
- 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.
- Submit a 2-page Project Statement including description of the opportunity, research and community outreach highlights, time commitment, and active outcomes.
- Submit a 1-page Budget outline. The budget can include discretionary funds, and/or specific funds towards the project costs.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission of all materials is 5pm on September 18th, 2015.