SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Alexander N. Charters
Library of Resources for
Educators of Adults
*** Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Charters Grants-in-Aid ***
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
Applications are accepted beginning in October, and 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 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
- 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)