ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War. These research grants are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Andersonville. The Friends of Andersonville are a 501[c] organization fostering public understanding of the role Andersonville National Historic Site plays in our Nation’s History. Learn more at www.friendsofandersonville.org
The following information will be of interest to those who desire to apply for financial assistance.
• Academic scholars (including graduate students), independent scholars and professional and non-professional writers are encouraged to apply.
• Awards would provide a maximum of $1,000 and can be used to offset travel expenses and other research related activities excluding large equipment purchases.
• The applicant should state clearly the research topic and chronological period to be covered in the study. In addition, the applicant should state whether the research project is for a degree program or a manuscript being prepared for publication.
• The grant is designed to promote interest in the prisoner of war experience and encourage scholarly research which leads to documentation of the prisoner of war experience in a variety of media including theses, publications and audiovisual productions. Especially encouraged are projects that cover subjects not well represented in the published record. This includes an administrative history of the park from the Civil War to the present, prisoners of war during early conflicts in American history, individual prisoner of war camps and the experiences of minorities as prisoners of war. Subject matter can also extend to relevant aspects of the prisoner of war experience, such as the families of POWs and the guards at prisoner of war camps, including the Georgia Reserves and others at the Andersonville Prison.
Applicants should complete an Application for Prisoner of War Research Grant and submit the application, a current curriculum vita and two letters of recommendation to the mailing address below.
Applications submitted by electronic mail or fax will not be accepted. The application deadline for 2011 awards is December 14, 2012. Awards will be made by January 31, 2013. Andersonville National Historic Site will acknowledge receipt of complete applications if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The application cover sheet can be found at: http://go.nps.gov/2013POWresearchgrants
Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Andersonville National Historic Site
POW Research Grant Program
496 Cemetery Rd.
Andersonville, GA 31711
For information regarding Andersonville National Historic Site and the research grant, visit www.nps.gov/ande or call the historic site at (229) 924-0343.
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