Apply for a SASC Travel to Collection Grant

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Applications are now open for SASC Travel to Collections Grants for the 2023-2024 awards cycle. Travel grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to undertake research activities in Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida. Applications are due on Monday, May 1, 2023, for research visits proposed between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.

Proposals that include interdisciplinary research, the use of more than one collection, the use of holdings related to understudied people and topics, and a tangible outcome for an audience (academic or public scholarship) will be prioritized during the review of applications. Preference will also be given to researchers who must travel 100 miles or farther.

Grants must be used for onsite research and are available in any of the department’s collections. In addition to these general funds, dedicated funding is available for research on the following topics:

  • Jewish culture, life, and religion in Florida, Latin America, and/or the Caribbean
  • African American experience and history
  • The Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, and the Republic of Panama
  • History of science, biomedicine and the humanities, and intellectual property

Submissions should be directed to the SASC Travel to Collections Grant Committee at Awardees will be notified of the outcome of the proposal review process by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

If you have questions about the suitability of your proposal for a specific collection, please contact the curator of that collection. If you have questions about the grants or application process in general, please contact Ramona Caponegro, committee chair, at or 352-273-2623.