SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The Alexander N. Charters
Library of Resources for
Educators of Adults
*** Applications for 2014 now being accepted ***
The Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program provides
funding for researchers and practitioners interested in exploring the history and practice
of adult education using the Charters Library adult education collections. Up to $4,000 worth of
grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2014. The actual
amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the
applicant's proposal. See below for a list of previous recipients.
A complete list of the Charters Library adult education collections is
You may also download a PDF brochure about the grants program.
In order to apply, please submit the following:
- Letter of intent outlining the proposed research, including how our collections will support it
- Intended outcome of research, if any (e.g., conference paper, book, dissertation)
- Amount requested, including budget breakdown and term of stay
- Current resume or c.v.
- One professional letter of support
Applications must be postmarked no later than 15 January for consideration. Grants will
be awarded in March and funds will be available to recipients as of 1 July.
Grant funds awarded in 2014 must be used between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.
We are unable to reimburse recipients for travel or research activities that
take place before 1 July 2014, and funds not used by 30 June 2015 will be forfeited.
Application packages should be sent to:
Charters Grants-in-Aid Program
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
- 2013: Wim de Jong, Afdeling Politieke Geschiedenis, Faculteit der Letteren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
- 2012: E. Paulette Isaac-Savage, Chair and Associate Professor, Division of Educational Policy and Leadership, University of Missouri-St. Louis
- 2012: Lori Risley, EdD candidate, Lindenwood University and adjunt faculty, St. Louis University
- 2011: Becky Copper-Glenz, Director of DistributLearning, Minnesota State University
- 2011: K. P. Joo, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University
- 2011: Joni Schwartz, Adjunct Assistant Professor, City University of New York (LaGuardia Community College)
- 2010: Celeste Fraser Delgado, Associate Professor of English, Barry University
- 2010: Wendy Korwin, PhD Candidate in American Studies, College of William and Mary
- 2010: James Novak, Dean of Outreach and Distance Learning, Madonna University
- 2010: Sonya Ramsey, Associate Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- 2009: Waynne B. James, Professor of Adult Education, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
- 2009: Jerry P. Ross, Doctoral Student in Adult Education, University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MI)
- 2008: Matthew Hedstrom, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion (Princeton, NJ)
- 2008: Lisa R. Merriweather Hunn, Assistant Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education at Ball State University (Muncie, IN)