The Joseph L. Peyser
the Study of New France
Application deadlines are October 15 and March 15 of
each academic semester.
Joseph L. Peyser Endowment funds may be used to:
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- Support visiting scholars and lecturers, including awarding
short-term and long- term fellowships for scholars-in-residence if
resources are available.
- Support archaeologically associated research, such as the study
analysis of found artifacts and/or translation of related historical
documents.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