Joseph L. Peyser Endowment General Eligibility

Joseph L. Peyser Endowment General Eligibility

The Joseph L. Peyser Endowment for the Study of New France

General Eligibility

Application deadlines are October 15 and March 15 of each academic semester.

Joseph L. Peyser Endowment funds may be used to:

  1. Support WMU faculty members with established scholarly records of research on New France.  Such support will be used to expand and enhance research on New France and to disseminate such scholarship. Awards may also be given to faculty members of WMU-affiliated or other colleges and universities with study programs about New France (such as Laval University, Quebec, Canada).
  2. Support WMU graduate students in support of their professional historical research on the above mentioned topics, including the possibility of awarding graduate fellowships to such students, if resources are available. Awards may also be given to graduate students of WMU-affiliated or other colleges and universities and treated as visiting scholars.
  3. Support New France-related research, conferences, or educational initiatives conducted by community historical associations or other not-for-profit organizations working in affiliation with WMU.
  4. Support visiting scholars and lecturers, including awarding short-term and long- term fellowships for scholars-in-residence if resources are available. 
  5. Support archaeologically associated research, such as the study and analysis of found artifacts and/or translation of related historical documents. Funds may not be used to support the physical archaeology of sites.

For more information contact:

Chair, Joseph L. Peyser Endowment Committee
Department of History , 4301 Friedman Hall
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5334


Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
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