The Ristow Prize is designed to encourage young scholars in the field of the history of cartography. The competition is open to full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate and first-year• post-doctoral students attending accredited colleges and universities at1ywhere in the world. The winner of the best paper submitted will receive а cash award of $1000, а оnе уеar membership in the Washington Мар Society, and publication of the work in The Portolan, the Society's journal.
This prize, offered by the Washington Map Society since 1994, recognizes academic achievement in the history of cartography and honors the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, former chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.
$1000 cash award, a one-year membership in the Washington Map Society, and publication of the paper in The Porto/an, the journal of the Washington Map Society. Honorable Mention may be awarded to an additional paper or papers at the judges' discretion.
WHO MAY APPLY
Full or part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students attending accredited U.S. or foreign colleges and universities.
The competition seeks research papers in the field of the history of cartography, completed in fulfillment of coursework requirements. All papers must be in English, documented in a style selected by the author, and not in excess of 7500 words. Inclusion of clear graphics supporting the paper is encouraged. Papers entered for the Prize may have been previously presented at academic symposia or entered in other competitions. They must not, however, have been published, selected for publication, or in consideration for publication at the time of entry.
Four unbound papers with a title page and cover sheet including the entrant's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and school, department, and academic status.
1) Importance of research (e.g., originality, sources used), 2) quality of research (e.g., accuracy, source reliability), 3) writing quality (e.g., clarity, organization, command of cartographic terms).
Postmarked no later than 1 June 2013, and mailed to Evelyn Edson, Ristow Prize Chair, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville, VA, USA. More information is available on the website of the Washington Map Society: www.washmap.org, or contact email@example.com.
The Mediterranean Seminar/UC Multi-Campus Research Project continues to offer stipends for University of California faculty and graduate students to travel to present papers relating to the study of the Mediterranean at academic meetings. Applicants may apply for up to $400; preference will be given to graduate students and untenured faculty who have attended at least one UC MRP workshop, and to papers which take theoretical or comparative approaches. Subject to funding availability and the discretion of the project larger grants for international travel may be awarded. Applications will be accepted three times per year, with deadlines on 1 January, 1 May and 1 September. Applications should include an abstract of the proposed paper, confirmation that it has been accepted for presentation, a proposed budget, and a list of funding received and/or applied for. Awards will be subject to the discretion of the UCMRP to budgetary considerations. Successful applicants will agree to acknowledge the support of UCMRP in any publication that develops from the paper or presentation in question.
Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Richard III Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit international educational organization devoted to the study of the life and times of Richard Plantagenet (1452-1485).
The Foundation is pleased to offer two Scholarships:
- The Richard III Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a student registered for a higher degree whose work is based on late medieval English relative to the Yorkist period, work relevant to the life and reign of King Richard III. Applications will be considered from graduate students at all stages of study, including doctoral candidates who are seeking to fund an extension period. Past recipients include: David Santiuste, author of Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses; Lucy Rhymer and Jackson Armstrong, now both teaching at major universities; Jennifer Ledfors, now a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London; and Carolyn Donohue, who is now teaching at the University of York.
- The John Davey Research Grant was established to assist local historians and independent scholars with their research costs. The Richard III Foundation Inc. is offering a research grant to assist those who are seeking financial aid. The grant is solely for the local historian and independent scholars. The grant is open to any applicant whose work is relevant to late medieval English topics relative to the Yorkist period or work relevant to the life and reign of King Richard III.
Applications for both the Scholarship and the Research Grant are accepted through June 30th.
For further information and application materials please contact R3FoundationScholarship@yahoo.com .
Heckman Research Stipends at
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library,
Collegeville, Minnesota 56321
PURPOSE: For research at the Library.
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students or post-doctoral scholars (those who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree).
DURATION: Two weeks to six months.
AMOUNTS: Variable up to $2,000.
DEADLINES: Twice a year. April 15 for research conducted from July 1-December 31. November 15 for research conducted from January 1-June 30.
APPLICATION: Submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page description of the research project including proposed length of stay, an explanation of how the Library’s resources will enable you to advance your project, and a confidential letter of recommendation from your advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of your work.
SEND: All inquiries and materials to The Committee on Research, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 or directed to email@example.com, or fax (320) 363-3222.
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321-7300