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Travel Grants

William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grants

William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grants help defray travel costs for scholars using the resources housed at The Wittliff.


Available Grants

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 $1,200

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 $1,700

Awarded to researchers who must travel from outside the United States for research projects.

Note: Each grant 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 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 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

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

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

Application Guidelines

Applicants for a Visiting Researcher Travel Grant must provide:

  • 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. The description should not exceed 1,000 words and should indicate how the collections relate to your research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact an archivist or curator in advance to help determine available resources.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Proposed budget estimating travel, lodging, and other anticipated expenses.
  • 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.  

Deadline for applications for a 2019/2020 William J. Hill Visiting Researcher Travel Grant is January 15, 2019.

Awards will be announced by March 1, 2019, and the recipients must conduct their research at The Wittliff between May 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020.