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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

REVISED DEADLINE - Audrey Christensen Award Applications due April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. NOON.

The American Studies department announces the Audrey Christensen Award.  Up to two recipients will be awarded $500.00 each for the purchase of books for use in research and study.  All students in good standing pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies may apply.  American Studies was given a small endowed fund to allow graduate students to create a library for their research and study.

NOTE: The conditions of the award require that funds be used only for books and no other media. In addition, given the nature of the award, the cost of the books can only be reimbursed.  We are unable to provide an outright grant of funds. This is an award for fiscal year 2017; all funds must be expended between July 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017 and any unused monies will remain in the department.  If you receive the award, you will be expected to report on the books you purchase with the donor.

Applicants will be notified of results in late April.

Funds will be awarded to the graduate student who best does the following:

1) Clearly describe the connection between books requested and their research
2) Explain how receipt of this grant will aid their education.

How to Apply:
In a 1 page essay, describe what books you want to buy and how they will aid your education and dissertation research.

REVISED DEADLINE - Submit your application to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by the April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. NOON deadline.