The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Anne Marie Van Hook Memorial Travel Fellowship for graduate students. The recipient of the award is Bradley Phillis, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. Brad’s dissertation, “Crusade, Reform, and the Counts of Flanders, 1071-1204,” explores the ways with which the counts consolidated and expanded their grip on the county throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries, beginning with Robert the Frisian and concluding with Baldwin IX, who became the ruler of the newly-founded Latin kingdom of Constantinople in 1204 at the conclusion of the Fourth Crusade.
Information for Applicants for the 2017 Fellowship
The prize will be awarded for the summer term 2017 in the amount of $5,000 to fund archival, library, or archaeological research either abroad or, in exceptional cases, within North America. The recipient will be an ABD graduate student working in a Marco field. A curriculum vitae, research plan, budget, and two letters of support, one from the dissertation supervisor, should be submitted electronically to Program Coordinator (email@example.com) by February 15, 2017. The research plan should explain how the proposed travel enhances the applicant’s research project, and the budget should indicate the rough percentage of costs associated with different aspects of the research plan. Review of applications will be undertaken by the Institute’s standing Awards Committee and the results will be announced in March 2017.