Research and Travel Grants

As part of the Kinder Institute’s commitment to advancing scholarship on American political thought and history, we sponsor a program of research and travel grants to support 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.

The Fall 2017 deadline to apply for research and travel grant funding from the Kinder Institute is Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Application instructions can be found in the link below. All application materials should be sent electronically to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane, at KaneTC@missouri.edu.