The Medieval Academy of America Graduate Student Committee Grant will be awarded annually to an individual or graduate student group from one or more universities. The purpose of this grant is to stimulate new and innovative efforts that support pre-professionalization, encourage communication and collaboration across diverse groups of graduate students, and build communities amongst graduate student medievalists. Examples of such projects include: a graduate student conference; an online journal; a lecture or workshop series; a collective excursion to an archive, museum, architectural or archaeological site; performances (of medieval music, medieval drama, etc); or the creation of collaborative digital humanities projects, to name but several possibilities. This grant is therefore intended to support a wide range of activities by investing in the merits of innovative new approaches that simultaneously build professional communities and promote research, publication, and teaching.
- All applicants and collaborators must be MAA members in good standing by January 15 of the year in which the application is submitted.
- The award is available to both individuals and groups. When submitting a group application, one individual must be designated as the primary applicant for the project and must remain in this position throughout the implementation of the award (i.e. 12 months from the date of award).
- At the time of submission, the primary applicant and all collaborators must be graduate students enrolled in full-time programs (without geographic restriction).
- The primary applicant must remain enrolled in a graduate program during the course of the grant. However, collaborators who complete their course of study within 12 months of the date of the award, but remain members of the MAA, may continue to participate without affecting the status of the grant.