Call for Applications: 2014 CSPN Research Travel Grants

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 (All day)

The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (CSPN) invites applications from UW faculty and graduate students for research travel grants to support scholarly projects related to the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest. The maximum grant will be $1,500; we anticipate making two to four awards, depending on funding. Priority is given to Ph.D. dissertation and book monograph projects. Although CSPN generally defines the Pacific Northwest geographically — the stretch of North America west of eastern Montana and north of California — we welcome applications that address the region’s national and transnational connections, as well as those that critique the idea of the Pacific Northwest as a regional and historical concept. We accept applications from any discipline or interdisciplinary field in the social sciences and humanities so long as the project has a historical dimension.

Applications will be uploaded to Catalyst. Address inquiries and requests for the Catalyst URL to

Application deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

Complete applications include:

  • Project description and rationale (no more than 1,500 words).
  • Budget (maximum of $1,500, limited to support travel for research—e.g., airfare, lodging, photocopying fees).
  • CV (limited to 5 pages).
  • Letter of support from dissertation advisor (for graduate students).

Decisions will be announced by May 31, 2014.  Researchers will have 12 months to use their awards.

For questions, contact the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, (206) 543-8656 or

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