The Wittliff is pleased to offer a limited number of awards to help defray travel costs for scholars using its resources on site.
In-State Awards: $250-$500
Reserved for in-state residents of Texas who must travel to San Marcos for short-term research projects.
Domestic Awards: up to $1,200
For researchers within the United States (including Texas) who must travel to San Marcos for longer-term research projects.
International Awards: up to $1,700
For researchers who must travel from outside the United States for research projects.
Note: Each award award is subject to Federal income tax withholding up to a rate of 30 percent, unless exempt or at a reduced rate under certain Internal Revenue Code classifications or a tax treaty. Upon acceptance of this award, 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 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.
Wittliff curators and archivists will evaluate the applications based on the following criteria:
Applicants for a Travel Award must provide:
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.
Deadline for applications for a 2021/2022 Travel Award is January 15, 2021.
Awards will be announced in March, 2021 and the recipients must conduct their research at The Wittliff between May 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022.