The Endowment Fund of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association was established in 1997 as a commitment to the long-term future of the study of American culture and popular culture in all its forms, venues, contexts, and exchanges. In 2015, approximately forty scholarships ($300) will be given to support graduate student travel to the meeting and twelve ($600) to early-career faculty. Twelve scholarships ($750) will be offered to visiting international scholars. Research and travel to collection grants ($750) will be given to three individuals and one grant ($5,000) will go to support collection building.
Please note that individuals may apply for only one grant per cycle. Those applying for more than one will be disqualified. The Primary 2014 Application cycle is closed. Applications were due November 15, 2014.
Applications are still being accepted for the Kathleen Gilles Seidel Travel Grant for Scholars of Popular Romance (see below).
Douglas A Noverr Grant – for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Popular Culture and American Culture Research Collections.
Madonna Marsden International Travel Grant – for individuals NOT RESIDING IN the U.S., Canada, or Mexico to attend the PCA/ACA Annual Conference or for U.S. citizens to attend International PCA meetings held outside North America.
Marshall Fishwick Travel Grant – for academic travel to Popular Culture Studies / American Culture Studies Research Collections.
Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant – for graduate students to attend the PCA/ACA national conference.
Peter Rollins Travel Grant – for early-career faculty to attend the PCA/ACA national conference.
Kathleen Gilles Seidel Travel Grant for Scholars of Popular Romance
We’re pleased to announce, for the second year, a travel grant for scholars of Popular Romance, funded by a generous donation from American romance novelist Kathleen Gilles Seidel and administered by the Romance Area.
This grant is intended to foster the future of scholarship on romance in genre fiction, film, TV, and other forms of popular culture by funding travel costs for younger scholars attending the 2015 PCA/ACA national conference in New Orleans from 1-4 April 2015. Apply for a Seidel Travel Grant.