Grants, Awards & Honors

Grants:

Adele Filene Student Presenter Grant

College and University Collection Care Grant

CSA Travel Research Grant

Stella Blum Student Research Grant

Small Museum Collection Care Grant

Angels Project

Awards &
Honors:

Award of Excellence in Costume Design/Technology

CSA Fellow Award

Millia Davenport Publication Award

Richard Martin Exhibition Award

Scholars' Roundtable Honor

 

 

Costume Society of America Travel Research Grant

Purpose

The CSA Travel Research Grant is a $1500 annual award intended to assist an individual (non-student) member of the Costume Society of America to travel and conduct research at a collection at a library, archive, museum or other institution or site in order to further an ongoing research project.

Description

First awarded in 1996, this grant is now funded by the CSA Endowment. The grant is designed to further an ongoing research project and is not limited to academic study or those with academic affiliation. Recipients are encouraged to present their research to CSA members at either a regional meeting or the CSA National Symposium and to submit a short research report to Dress.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • have been a member of the Costume Society of America for at least the preceding two years
  • provide proof that work on the project is already underway
  • have confirmed that the collection they propose to visit will grant them a research appointment and that the material to be consulted will be available
  • Application Deadline

    Completed applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2015.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application (no more than two pages), including:
  • a description of the project under way
  • evidence of work accomplished to date
  • name of the collection to be visited
  • reasons for visiting the designated collection
  • projected dates for visiting the collection and completion date for project
  • audience that will benefit from the project
  • current résumé or C.V. (no more than two pages)
  • letter from the collection they propose to visit granting a research appointment at the time required and confirming that the material to be consulted will be available
  • summary of projected budget (one page maximum)
  • Send four (4) copies of the above to:
    Phyllis Tortora, CSA Travel Research Grant Committee Chair
    Costume Society of America
    390 Amwell Road, Suite 402
    Hillsborough, NJ 08844

    Questions? Contact Phyllis Tortora, CSA Travel Research Grant Committee Chair, at phyllistortora@gmail.comphyllistortora@gmail.com.

    Selection Criteria

    Applications will be evaluated on:

  • feasibility of time frame, work plan, and budget of the proposed project
  • methodology of the research plan and appropriateness of research sources and bibliography
  • evidence of work accomplished to date
  • applicant's qualifications, including familiarity with subject and previous experience
  • impact of the research on the broad field of costume
  • Grant Schedule

    Applicants will be notified of results by April 1. A check for $1000 will be available on May 1. The results will be announced at the National Symposium. The recipient must complete travel and use these funds by March 1 of the following year and submit a report of activities, including an expense report with receipts, to the National Office to receive the remaining $500. Recipients are encouraged to present or publish their research.

     

    Costume Society of America Travel Research Grant Recipients

    2014:
    Christina Johnson, Los Angeles, California

    2013:
    No grant awarded

    2012:
    Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Glendale, California

    2011:
    No grant awarded

    2010:
    No grant awarded

    2009:
    Joseph H. Hancock II, Norristown, Pennsylvania

    2008:
    Terry Satsuki Milhaupt, New York, New York

    2007/2006:
    Denise Amy Baxter, Denton, Texas

    2005:
    Carol Colburn, Cedar Falls, Iowa

    2004:
    Naeda B. Robinson, Carmel, California
    Myra Walker, Denton, Texas

    2003:
    Jane Farrell-Beck, Ames, Iowa
    Karen Herbaugh, Lowell, Massachusetts

    2002:
    Sandra Buckland, Akron, Ohio

    2001:
    Sandra Orellana, Carson, California

    2000:
    Naeda B. Robinson, Carmel, California

    1999:
    Linda Arthur, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1998:
    Jacqueline Field, Portland, Maine

    1997:
    Miranda Howard Haddock, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1996:
    Melinda Watt, New York, New York

     

    For more detailed information, please contact the National Office. Include the name of the grant in your request.