Timothy Murray Graduate Travel Grants

The Society for the Humanities announces a grant competition for the Timothy Murray Graduate Travel Grants in the Humanities. 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.

Funds from this grant cycle are intended to support activities occurring July 2024 through June 2025. Preference will be given to post-A-exam doctoral students. The competition will be adjudicated by the Humanities Council. 

If traveling internationally or to an "elevated risk" destination, please contact Graduate School Student Services (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) and register travel in Cornell’s international travel registry. Elevated risk travel requires a petition, as detailed here.  Applicants do not need to gain approval before submitting an application, but funds for travel will not be released until approved.

New for 2024 applicants: Applicants cannot have received and used Timothy Murray Grant funds within the previous academic year. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received funds in the past two academic years.

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 Paul Fleming, Taylor Family Director, c/o Amanda Brockner (alb448@cornell.edu).

Deadline: March 22, 2024 Please send all application materials in a single .pdf to Amanda Brockner at alb448@cornell.edu.