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Travel Grants

WILLIAM J. HILL VISITING RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANTS

Researchers
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.

ELIGIBILITY:

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.

CRITERIA:

The Wittliff Collections curators and archivists will evaluate the applications based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated applicability of the resources at the Collections to the research project
  • Scholarly contribution of the project
  • Originality of the research.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Applicants for a William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant must provide:

  1. An abstract of the project that includes a brief explanation of the project, the goals of the research (i.e., article, book, dissertation, documentary, preferably with title) and description of which collection(s) you plan on using at the Wittliff Collections. The description should not exceed 1,000 words and should indicate how the collections relate to your research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a Wittliff Collections archivist or curator in advance to help determine available resources.
  1. A current CV or resume.
  1. Proposed budget estimating travel, lodging, and other anticipated expenses.
  1. Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students should provide a letter of recommendation from their advisers.

Submit completed applications to Katie Salzmann either by email to ks31@txstate.edu or via mail to The Wittliff Collections / Texas State University / 601 University Drive / San Marcos, TX 78666.  

The deadline for applications for a 2018/2019 William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant is January 15, 2018.

Awards will be announced by March 1, 2018, and the recipients must conduct their research at the Wittliff Collections between May 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019.