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Timothy Murray Graduate Travel Grants

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The Society for the Humanities administers the Timothy Murray Graduate Travel Grants, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Grants up to $1000 will be awarded to post-A exam graduate students whose primary field of study is in the humanities. Applicants must complete the A-exam before the date of the proposed research trip.

The competition will be adjudicated by the Humanities Council.


Application Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following materials as one .pdf file:

1. Proposal title
2. CV
3. 1-page dissertation abstract
4. 1 to 3-page description of the research plan
5. Brief budget proposal
6. Date you completed your A-exam

Sent under separate cover:
Applicants should request that their Committee Chair send a brief letter of recommendation to Timothy Murray, Taylor Family Director, c/o Emily Parsons (

All application materials should be submitted electronically as one .pdf file to Emily Parsons ( at the Society for the Humanities.

DEADLINE: The next competition will be run in Spring 2018. Please check back for updates.