The application deadline for the inaugural MAA/GSC Grant for Innovation in Community Building and Professionalization is 15 February.
The MAA/GSC Grant will be awarded biennially to an individual or graduate student group from one or more universities. The purpose of this grant is to stimulate new and innovative efforts that support pre-professionalization, encourage communication and collaboration across diverse groups of graduate students, and build communities amongst graduate student medievalists. Examples of such projects include: a graduate student conference; an online journal; a lecture or workshop series; a collective excursion to an archive, museum, architectural or archaeological site; performances (of medieval music, medieval drama, etc); or the creation of collaborative digital humanities projects, to name but several possibilities. This grant is therefore intended to support a wide range of activities by investing in the merits of innovative new approaches that simultaneously build professional communities and promote research, publication, and teaching. In general, one (1) grant of $2,000 will be awarded, but the award may be divided among multiple projects at the discretion of the adjudication committee.