USSOcast: Interview with Glenn Houlihan (Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA recipient)

    This week USSO’s Emily Brady spoke to Glenn Houlihan, BAAS’s last recipient of the Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA award. Listen to the interview above, where Glenn recalls his time meeting new people and enjoying new experiences in the small-town Midwest, his work with Interfaith in combatting homelessness… Continue reading

Cowboys and Unions: Glenn Houlihan and the Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA Award

I was surprised, and delighted, to receive the Peter Boyle Teaching Assistantship BAAS Award in the spring of 2019. Although I didn’t expect to be spending two years studying in Wyoming following the competition of my undergraduate degree (Laramie is certainly a change of pace from Brighton!) I can honestly… Continue reading

Application Advice: BAAS Postgraduate Travel Award

I have applied for the BAAS Postgraduate Travel Award twice, and this year I was lucky enough to win. The Award contributed towards a research trip to the United States to access archival source material and undertake oral histories for my thesis, which centres on attempts at multiracial organising around reproductive rights since the second wave of feminism. Continue reading

Award Experience: BAAS Postgraduate Travel Award

When I found out I had been awarded the BAAS Postgraduate Travel Award my first feeling was, unsurprisingly, elation. As a student of nineteenth-century U.S. politics I viewed my proposed two week visit to the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., as a pilgrimage to my research Mecca. But beneath my excitement was a ripple of uncertainty. Continue reading

Application Advice: Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation

This month I am visiting the United States for eighteen days to conduct primary source research central to my PhD thesis, ‘Spies, civil liberties and the Senate: the 1975 Church Committee’. It is the first time I have been to the US, and it is mainly due to the award I received from the Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation that I am able to spend such a significant amount of time there. Continue reading

Application Advice: Eccles Centre European Postgraduate Award

Writing applications can be a scary undertaking, especially if you have only recently graduated and cannot yet boast with an impressive list of publications or extensive work experience in any specific area. You might even feel that you have not achieved anything truly noteworthy so far – except, maybe, making it through college alive. Continue reading

Applying for Research Funding: Four Key Principles

I have had some success in this area, having raised funds during my PhD and the first five years of my career from the AHRC, BAAS, the British Academy, Duke University, the University of Edinburgh, the Fulbright Commission, and the University of Nottingham. I have also served on the committee of HOTCUS, for which I have judged postgraduate travel awards on several occasions. Continue reading