Chase Family Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars (University of Florida)

James Cusick's picture
December 1, 2017
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Chase Family Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars. Please visit the grant website or contact James Cusick at for information on applying. The deadline for applications is 5 PM, December 1, 2017.

The Chase Family Grant is made possible through an endowment created by members of the Chase family, pioneers in Florida citrus growing. Its purpose is to enable graduate students to conduct research in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History or other special collections at the George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida.

Applicants should be enrolled in a graduate program leading to the masters or doctoral degree and actively engaged in research on Florida history or research that incorporates Florida as a major focus. Application is open to all graduate students at higher institutions of learning. Preference will be given to students coming from outside of the State of Florida who require on-site access to library materials. Awardees are required to spend at least one week (five working days) in Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries. One grant will be made annually for a maximum of $1000 to help defray travel expenses.

This fund was originally established in honor of Cecilia L. Johnson, with further support in memory of Joshua C. Johnson.

Contact Info: 
James G. Cusick
(Chase Family Grant)
Special & Area Studies Collections
George A. Smathers Library
University of Florida
Gainesville FL  32611-7005
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