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The Chester E. Eisinger Research Award

This endowment was established in December 1985 by Harold D. Woodman and other individuals in honor of Chester E. Eisinger. Prof. Eisinger is the founder of the Committee on American Studies at Purdue University.

Deadline: Variable


Criteria for Eligibility:

All Purdue students majoring in American Studies may compete for this award. To do so the student submits a research proposal, no more than five double-spaced pages in length, containing the following components: 1. A statement of your research problem and its significance. 2. The names and locations of specific archival or library collections you plan to visit. 3. A budget. The award will go to the student whose proposal is deemed most worthy of support by the members of the Eisinger Prize Committee. More than one award may be made, depending on funds available. The standard of judgement will be strictly qualitative. Submissions are not anonymous. Proposals should be submitted to the American Studies Assistant, Delayne Graham (Beering Hall, Room 1289). Three copies of each submission must be provided.

To Apply:

Contact: Professor Susan Curtis, Chair, American Studies