Research Support

Research Support


Faculty Research Support

To support faculty research, the Department of History and Office of Vice President for Research provide internal funding opportunities at Western.  The U.S. government also supports foreign travel for research and teaching through the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

Burnham-Macmillan Research and Travel Support

Through the Burnham-Macmillan Endowment, originally established by Professor Emeritus Margaret Elizabeth Burnham-Macmillan in July 1974, History faculty members can apply for funding for travel to conferences.   This fund will support travel to two authorized conferences; provide support to faculty members who are giving papers, presentations, or substantial commentary; and may extend support to officers of national professional organizations.  Faculty should consult the Chair of the Department of travel plans early in the fiscal year and the Chair will inform the Burnham-Macmillan Committee of travel requests early in the fall semester.  Faculty should finalize travel plans by January.  In January, the Burnham-Macmillan Committee may consider travel requests reflecting unusual circumstances and cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis, influenced by budgetary considerations.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Burnham-Macmillan Committee or the Chair of the History Department.

Faculty Research Travel Fund Grant (FRTF)

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides support for faculty research.  The application deadline for a FRTF Grant is on-going and applications can be submitted from July 1st to June 30th.  Faculty members can receive up to $900 in a successful award. Office of the Vice-President for Research Grants

For more information follow the above link or call OVPR at387-8270.

Fulbright Scholarship Program

The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholarship Program, a program designed to support for foreign travel for U.S. faculty and professionals for short term to academic year length visits.  In 2010-2011, CIES sent over 800 American faculty members abroad and provided funding for maintenance, housing, dependents, and health care.  Grants are extended for research or teaching opportunities.  The deadline for applications is August 1st for most programs (June 22nd for Canadian programs).More information

College of Arts and Sciences Discovery and Dissemination Award


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