The Dorothy Mohler Research Grants help defray research and travel costs for those using the collections at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives at The Catholic University of America (ACUA). The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives is one of the premier research facilities for the study of American Catholicism. Its 9,000 linear feet holdings include manuscript materials, ephemera, photographs, audio, and moving images. The collection is especially rich in American Catholic social welfare organizations and American Catholic social theory.
It also includes substantial and important holdings documenting American labor history and The Catholic University of America. Information about the holdings of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives can be found on our website.
University faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral students, independent scholars, and documentarians who are involved in a research project that requires substantial use of the collections at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives are eligible to apply. Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to apply. Recipients of the grants are expected to acknowledge the grant in all publications which result from the grant and provide the ACUA with a copy of any publication that results, in part or in whole, from the grant.
The staff at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives and professors in the History Department at The Catholic University of America will evaluate the applications. The applications will be judged based on the demonstrated applicability of the collections at the Archives to the applicants research project, the contribution that the project will make to the historical literature, and the originality of the research.
The ACHRCUA will award up to three Dorothy Mohler Grants per year. At least one of the grants each year is reserved for a doctoral student. The grants will be up to $500.
Those applying for a Dorothy Mohler Grant must provide:
- A description of the project that includes a brief explanation of the project, the goals of the research (i.e., article, book, dissertation, documentary, preferably with title) and which collections you plan on using at the ACUA. The description should not exceed 1,000 words.
- A current CV.
- Proposed budget estimating travel, lodging, and other anticipated expenses.
- Graduate students should have their advisors send a letter of recommendation. (It is the applicants responsibility to insure that the letter of recommendation is sent in time.)
All application materials must be submitted between July 1 and October 30, 2015. The awards will be announced by December 1, 2015. The awardees must be able to conduct their research at the ACUA between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Completed applications should be sent to:
American Catholic History Research Center
and University Archives
101 Aquinas Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Funding for the Dorothy Mohler Research Grants was provided by Dorothy Mohler.
Questions regarding the Dorothy Mohler Grants should be directed to:
Dr. Maria Mazzenga,
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call (202) 319-5065