Grants Rakow Grant for Glass Research
International Deadline: Annual Recurring February 1 – The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors the Rakow Grant for Glass Research, which makes available one or more annual awards totaling up to $25,000. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, who were Fellows, friends, and benefactors of the Museum. The purpose of this grant is to foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking.
Individuals and institutions may apply. There are no national residency requirements, and the results of the research may be reported in any language, but preference may be given to projects which will bring researchers to Corning to study the Museum’s collections or to use its Library. Preference will be given to projects which will be completed with the funding available, rather than to projects which will only be advanced by this grant. Projects which are a portion of a larger program, and which are already being funded by others, are unlikely to receive the award.
To summarize: The judges are looking for a project which will lead to a finished product within the funding limits and whose research will bring the recipient to Corning. Other factors that can contribute to a successful application include originality of research questions and clarity of methodology.
Grants may be used to cover travel, living expenses, or other expenditures necessary to conduct the research or to publish it. Awards will be based on the merit of the projects proposed, the nature and extent of the contributions to glass studies, and an evaluation of the ability of the applicant to accomplish the goals as stated. Applications will be considered only if typed in English on the prescribed form, which is also available by clicking the link below.
Applications, which are reviewed by a Museum staff committee, must be received before February 1 of the year for which funding is requested. Notification of the committee’s decision will be sent by April 1. Successful applicants will normally receive all of the approved funds at the beginning of the project. In the event that full funding of a project cannot be given, the applicant will be contacted immediately to determine if the project can be modified.
Applicants must certify that they will expend any funds granted in accordance with the project outlines, and that the Museum will be informed of any other grants that are awarded in support of this project. Any major changes in plans made after the awarding of a grant require the prior written consent of the Museum. A brief written report documenting the results of the project is required for publication in the Journal of Glass Studies. A summary of how the grant funds were expended is also required. Unspent funds must be returned to the Museum.
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