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Department of English

Gravett-Tuma Research Awards

The Amber Gravett–David Tuma Research Awards are funded by generous grants from these two alumni of Loyola University Chicago. Amber Gravett received her degree from the English Department.

The purpose of these competitive awards is to support o-going research at the doctoral level. Eligible requests would include but are not limited to: 1) money to support necessary research at special sites away from Chicago (e.g. Folger Library, Huntington Library); 2) money to support attendance at relevant institutes (e.g. Dartmouth Seminar); 3) money to support the acquisition of necessary research materials. Conference travel requests are not eligible.

All Ph.D. students are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to students who have passed their qualifying examinations and secured approval of a dissertation topic. Applications will be invited once each semester, and it is anticipated that from one to three awards will be made during each application round. Applicants should submit, by the published deadline, three copies of an application that includes:

Decisions about research awards in any given semester will be made by a special committee, as is currently the case with the Gravett-Tuma Book Awards.


Department of English
Crown Center for the Humanities
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

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