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Research and Travel Funds for Graduate Students

Graduate students affiliated with the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies are invited to apply for funds to support their scholarship. Appropriate uses include travel to scholarly conferences to present papers; travel to participate in scholarly classes or seminars; travel to archives or libraries with unique materials unavailable at UT; and research supplies in the form of microfilms of manuscripts (materials purchased will remain the property of the Institute). Requests for support will be considered up to the amount of $1,000 per student per academic year. The available funds are strictly limited, so applicants are expected to demonstrate that they have applied to other sources of funding both internal and external to the University.

Requests for conference travel, including travel to the Newberry or Folger Shakespeare libraries, will be entertained only if the applicant is presenting a paper or attending a class or seminar. A letter of support from the graduate advisor or other faculty mentor, attesting to the applicant’s progress towards his or her degree and the importance of the proposed project, is expected for requests in excess of $500. It is the student’s responsibility to get travel authorization from his or her own department. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis by the Institute’s Steering Committee and should be received no later than 30 days before travel or purchase of materials.

Please see below for a copy of the application form and instructions for submission. Completed applications should be addressed to Jay Rubenstein, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and emailed to

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