Apply for Cushing-Glasscock Award

Marketing and Communications | January 29, 2013

The Cushing Memorial Library & Archives and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research invite applications for the 2013 Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award. This graduate research award is open to Texas A&M University graduate students in good standing. It supports projects in the humanities that are based on collections housed at the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. One or two awards of up to $2,000 each will be made.

Applications will be evaluated by a faculty committee and judged in part on their effective use of materials housed at Cushing. Recipients must spend at least one month in residence at Cushing Library between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2013, and they must deliver a short presentation on their projects during the fall semester of 2013. A written copy of the project must be deposited in the Glasscock Center Library.

Deadline for applications is March 25, 2013.

  • Applications should be no longer than three single spaced pages, and they must contain the following information:
  • Applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address;
  • Applicant’s major degree and department;
  • Names of applicant’s department chair and committee chair;
  • Applicant’s expected graduation date;
  • Proposed project title;
  • A statement describing the nature of the applicant’s research, its relationship to the humanities, and the materials at Cushing that will support the research;
  • A tentative bibliography of Cushing materials.

Submit applications via email to David Z. Chroust in the form of an attached MS Word file or PDF (preferred) or to:

Cushing-Glasscock Humanities Research Award
c/o David Z. Chroust
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Texas A&M University
TAMU 5000
College Station, TX 77843-5000

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Please note that a No-Repeat Rule applies:

1. No one may receive more than one award in any three-year period.

2. If a graduate student who has won the Cushing-Glasscock Award submits another proposal after the three-year period has passed, the new project must be significantly different from the previous one.

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Questions about papers and research can be directed to David Z. Chroust at 979-845-1951. We welcome your interest!