Research and Travel Funding Support

The WHC earmarks funding for graduate students and faculty members (including both tenure-stream and non-tenure-stream) to reimburse eligible costs for attending conferences or conducting research. We welcome applicants from all disciplines.  We hold calls for proposals during the spring term. We will specify the amount to be awarded at that time.  Please click here for a list of past award winners.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the WHC sponsored five projects by funding expenses related to remote research for individuals working on projects having to do with the global or transnational past: 

Dr. Robin Brooks, Africana Studies, for costs related to her book project about African Diasporic Women’s Fiction.

Dr. Lawrence Glasco, History, to produce an annotated, multi-volume collection of the writings of Cuba’s most prominent Afro-Cuban scholars.

Dr. Sahar Hosseini, History of Art and Architecture, for georeferenced scans of photographs for a book project about the Zayandehrud River system.

Kanoko Kamata, Sociology, for transcription services for a project about the Flower Demo movement, a local movement in Japan with transnational influence.

Dr. Maureen Porter, Administrative and Policy Studies in the School of Education, for transcription service for a project that traces the transregional issues of Indigenous identity, arts, and material culture.

The WHC is not currently accepting proposals for research support. Please check back in spring 2022.