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John Mahoney Research Fellowship
The John Mahoney Research Fellowship is awarded in Spring to students for the purposes of conducting off-campus research. Past recipients have used the Mahoney Fellowship for archival research and study abroad.
How to apply
To apply, please submit:
- A one or two page letter describing your project, your proposed research visit, and the importance of this travel to your research. Please be detailed and specific.
- An itemized budget which indicates anticipated expenses.
Submit your proposal to the English Graduate Office. The application deadline is April 1. If you have questions about your application, see the Director of Graduate Studies in English for clarification.
Mahoney Fellows will receive a letter from the Director of Graduate Studies in English stating the amount of the fellowship and the process of travel reimbursement. Fellows are required to write a two page report describing their research experiences, accomplishments, and expenses. This report must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies in English within two weeks after the reimbursement of travel receipts.
Past Mahoney Fellowships
- Spring 2010: No award.
- Spring 2009: Andrew Hoogheem, Travis Moran, and Tracey Winbigler.
- Spring 2008: Craig Finlay, for archival research on George Gordon, Lord Byron; Emily Brackman, for
- Fall 2007: Pat Druckenmiller, ”Aha Punana Leo: Language Immersion Preschools of Hawai’i“
- Fall 2006 and Spring 2007: Flannery Scott, Andrew Scott, Bridgette Parsons, and Tsugumi Murata participated in pre-conference seminars sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) June 12-16 in Spartanburg, SC.
- Spring 2005: Christine Kienol-Berlett, to attend a writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa.
- Spring 2002: Kristin Bivens, for research supporting her thesis, “Uncommon Voices: An Examination of the Revolutionary Writings of Sally Wister and Anna Green Winslow.”