SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Alexander N. Charters
Library of Resources for
Educators of Adults
The Alexander N. Charters Adult Education 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 are awarded each year. The actual
amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the project 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 project, including how our collections will support it
- Intended outcome of project, 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
Proposals for our next round of grants will be accepted beginning in January 2017.
Grant funds awarded in a given year must be used between 1 July of that year and 30 June of the following year.
(For example, 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, and funds not used by 30 June will be forfeited.
Successful applicants will be asked to provide a brief post-visit report
following their visit to and use of the Charters Library and its materials.
Application packages should be sent to:
Charters Grants-in-Aid Program
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
- 2015: Lynn Taylor, PhD Candidate in Adult, Professional and Community Education, Texas State University
- 2015: Michael T. Miller, Senior Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas
- 2014: Bo Chang, Assistant Professor of Adult and Community Education, Ball State University
- 2014: Gwen Ruttencutter and Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad, PhD students in Educational Psychology & Research (Adult Learning), University of Tennessee
- 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)