Research & Travel Grants
As a way to advance scholarship on American political thought and history, the Kinder Institute sponsors a program of research and travel grants for members of the MU academic community whose work focuses on the philosophical foundations and historical origins of the nation’s constitutional and democratic traditions, as well as the evolution, application, and reinterpretation of these traditions in later periods and around the globe. Faculty and graduate students from across all departments at the university are eligible to apply for Kinder Institute research and travel grants, which are awarded twice per academic year, in October and March. Grants of up to $3,500 are available to support research-related expenses, including archival work, research assistance, library purchases, and data collection, and grants of $500 are available to offset the cost of conference travel.
Due to limited resources, and to the highly competitive nature of the applicant pool, we are not able to accept or fully fund all proposals.
Research & Travel Grant applications are closed for the 2017-18 academic year. They will reopen in August 2018, with a fall deadline of October 17, 2018. See the link below for application instructions.