Established in 2014, the William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grants help defray travel costs for scholars using the resources housed at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
The Wittliff Collections are devoted to preserving a creative legacy that will instruct and inspire the current generation as well as those to come, illuminating the artistic process and testifying to the importance of the southwestern and Mexican imagination in the wider world. Primary to the mission is the safekeeping and sharing of the Southwest’s literature, film, and music, and the photography of the Southwest and Mexico through the acquisition of significant archives and supplementary materials.
AVAILABLE GRANTS INCLUDE:
TEXAS RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANT: $250-500
The Texas Research Grants are reserved for in-state residents of Texas who must travel to San Marcos for short-term research projects.
DOMESTIC RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANT: up to $1200
Awarded to researchers within the United States (including Texas) who must travel to San Marcos for longer-term research projects.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANT: up to $1700
Awarded to researchers who must travel from outside the United States for research projects.
PLEASE NOTE: each grant award is subject to Federal income tax withholding up to a rate of 30%, unless exempt or at a reduced rate under certain Internal Revenue Code classifications or a tax treaty. Upon acceptance of this grant, you will be required to complete documents relating to payment information and tax requirements.
Anyone engaged in a research project that requires travel to San Marcos for substantial use of the archives at the Wittliff Collections is eligible to apply. This includes undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, as well other scholars and documentarians. We strongly encourage past applicants who were not selected to reapply. Previous recipients are also welcome to apply for funding, although preference will be given to those who have not received an award in the past.
The Wittliff Collections curators and archivists will evaluate the applications based on the following criteria:
Applicants for a William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant must provide:
Submit completed applications to Katie Salzmann either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to The Wittliff Collections / Texas State University / 601 University Drive / San Marcos, TX 78666.
The deadline for applications for a 2017/2018 William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant is January 15, 2017.
Awards will be announced by March 1, 2017, and the recipients must conduct their research at the Wittliff Collections between May 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.