Dale Center Research Awards

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society is pleased to offer a new award to support faculty, staff, and students at the University of Southern Mississippi engaged in research or professional activity connected with the study of war and society. Based within the School of Humanities, the Dale Center serves as a local, national, and international resource for the study of the history of warfare and its influence on both soldiers and civilians (learn more here: www.usm.edu/war-society). In addition to supporting this mission, the Dale Center Research Awards are designed to enhance connections among faculty, staff, and students studying historical and contemporary wars across disciplinary and institutional boundaries at the University of Southern Mississippi.  

Three grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded during the 2018-2019 academic year; students (graduate or undergraduate) will receive priority for at least one of the awards. Faculty and graduate students with an existing affiliation to the Dale Center are not eligible.

Possible uses of a Dale Center Research Award include:

  • Expenses related to scholarly research or creative activity, including travel. 
  • Travel expenses to a conference, performance, or other event where original scholarship or creative activity is being presented.
  • Relevant professional development activities.

Note: Funds cannot be used for salary, course release payments, or to purchase equipment.

Award recipients must acknowledge the support of the Dale Center in publications or at any event that results from a grant. Those conducting research or creative activity may also be asked to share their work at a future Dale Center event.


Application Procedure   

Applicants should submit an application that includes the following:

1)     Cover page with name, school/program/unit, status (faculty, staff, graduate or undergraduate student), address, phone, USM email, and the specific amount of funding requested. Please do not put identifying information on any other page.

2)    Proposal of 1,000 words or fewer describing the purpose, methods and impact of the research project or creative activity; the name and location of the conference/event, and the work being presented; or the goals of the professional development initiative. Proposals should also indicate how your research or activities will advance the study of war and society, or connects with the mission of the Dale Center.

3)    Budget (include any other current or pending support if applicable).


APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018. Award recipients must spend funds no later than May 15, 2019.

Send award applications and any questions about the Dale Center Research Awards to Dr. Allison Abra at allison.abra@usm.edu.