To promote the use of collections housed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Department of History, Geography, and Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research Grant in the amount of $2,000 for a researcher who is NOT a faculty member, staff member, or student at UL Lafayette. Proposals should indicate promise of publication or reaching a broad audience in some other form and require work in the collections of the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collections (http://library.louisiana.edu/collections/university-archives-manuscripts), the Ernest J. Gaines Center (http://ernestgaines.louisiana.edu/center), the Cajun and Creole Music Collection (http://library.louisiana.edu/collections/ccmc), the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (http://www.hilliardmuseum.org/), the Center for Louisiana Studies (http://cls.louisiana.edu/), or in other UL Lafayette collections. The grant is intended primarily to defray travel expenses, therefore preference will be given to researchers beyond commuting distance of UL Lafayette. Particular consideration will be given to applications that speak broadly to Louisiana and its history, heritage, cultures, and identities.
Faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and artists are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please send a cover letter, a current CV of no more than three pages, a 500-750 word prospectus describing the research project and identifying the collections to be used, and, if a graduate student, a letter of support from a thesis or dissertation advisor. By accepting the award, the recipient agrees to make a public presentation of his/her work that has been informed by the research, provide a copy of the presentation for deposit at the University, and produce a brief written report describing the results. Should the research lead to scholarly presentation or publication, the UL Lafayette depository requests a copy and the University asks that the Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research Grant be acknowledged.
The deadline for applications is April 21, 2018. The winner of the grant will be announced May 7. Research may be conducted any time between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.
Michael S. Martin, Chair
Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette
Collections Research Awards Committee
Center for Louisiana Studies
P. O. Box 40831
Lafayette, LA 70504-0831