Through the generosity of its members, the PSA American Politics Group is able to offer two grants of £750 each to help support research trips to the USA for work on projects related to American politics.
Applications are invited from persons normally resident in the UK, and from scholars currently working at, or registered as postgraduates at, UK universities and institutions of higher education. Preference will be given to young scholars, primarily postgraduate students. Unsuccessful applicants for previous rounds of the awards are eligible to apply.
While the project may be part of a larger and long-term programme of work, the proposed research visit should have well-defined, achievable and discrete aims, with results that will be reported and disseminated widely. The award is not intended to complement a long-stay visit to the USA.
The closing date for applications is 14 September 2014. The research trip must be completed by 31 December 2015. Awards for travel will not be made retrospectively. Successful candidates are required to provide a brief report of their research trip for publication on the APG website and are requested to acknowledge the assistance of the APG in any publication that results from research carried out as a result of the award.
Applications should be sent by email to Dr Clodagh Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following information:
Highest academic qualification and awarding institution:
Position held (if any):
Proposed dates of visit:
Purpose of visit (Provide a summary of your research agenda and explain how the proposed research trip enhances it. What research will you undertake and where? Do not exceed 1,000 words)
Estimate of full cost (Be specific and realistic)
Name, address & email of one referee (Your referee should be familiar with your work and your research proposal. The prize committee will solicit references only of short-listed candidates. There is no need to provide a reference letter with your initial application)