Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman Grant
Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman Archives of Appalachia Endowment Grant
The Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman Archives of Appalachia Endowment Grant is an annual grant awarded by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University.
ETSU faculty or students may apply for funding of up to $2,000 to support projects that utilize materials from the Archives of Appalachia and contribute to a better understanding of the Appalachian region.
The 2022 application period has now closed. Please check back in January 2023 for
information on the next application cycle.
A preview of the 2022 application is available here.
Information on previous grant recipients is also available.
ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS
- The applicant must either be a current ETSU faculty member (tenure-track, lecturer, or adjunct) or full-time ETSU student (undergraduate or graduate). Student applicants must meet all requirements for regular admission to ETSU and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Selected recipients may continue to apply for future grants providing they continue to meet the criteria.
DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS
Grants can be used to support any aspect of the proposed project. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- exhibit, performance, or publication costs for original research or creative works that draw upon materials from the Archives of Appalachia;
- summer living expenses required for conducting on-site research with materials at the Archives of Appalachia;
- hiring student workers or research assistants;
- purchasing equipment or supplies necessary for the project;
- registration fees for virtual conferences where materials from the Archives will be a part of the presentation.
- Applications must include a detailed, item-level budget describing how the funds will
be used in the project.
- N.B.: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please justify any travel expenses thoroughly including feasibility.
- Grant funds awarded in 2022 must be spent by May 1, 2023.
- Recipients of the 2022 grants must submit a final report to the Director of the Archives
of Appalachia by June 1, 2023. The report should detail:
- the original aims and objectives of the research project at the time of the award;
- the extent to which these objectives have been achieved;
- the principal outcomes of the project and how it contributed to a better understanding of the Appalachian region;
- a full account of how the awarded funds were spent and how the grant contributed to the overall project.
- Any research paper, project, or publication that is funded in whole or in part by the Huffman Grant must include an acknowledgement of that fact.
- In coordination with the Archives of Appalachia, recipients will give a public presentation related to the grant-funded project.
- A copy of any publication that is funded in whole or in part by the Huffman Grant must be deposited with the Archives of Appalachia.
The Huffman Grant Committee will consider the following criteria in awarding grants:
- The project must utilize materials from the Archives of Appalachia.
- The project must contribute to a better understanding of the Appalachian region.
- Preference will be given to projects that facilitate digital access to the Archives’ collections.
- Documented financial need to complete a project may be considered in the selection of the recipient.
Dr. Jeremy A. Smith
Director of the Archives of Appalachia