Academic journal article The Hymn

McElrath-Eskew Research Fund

Academic journal article The Hymn

McElrath-Eskew Research Fund

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Applications for the McElrath-Eskew Research Fund are due by September 30, 2009. As announced last year in Peter Rehwaldt's column "Priming the Research Pump" (The Hymn 59:2, Spring 2008, p. 7), and now posted on The Hymn Society's Web site, these grants are open to both beginning and experienced researchers. The fund is named in honor of Harry Eskew and Hugh T. McElrath, two Fellows of the Hymn Society noted for their contributions in the area of hymnological research.

The fund awards research grants of up to $500. Grants can be used to help fund travel to a distant library, provide money for a research assistant, or any number of other research-related activities.

To apply, please provide the following:

* a statement of the overall goal of the research,

* a specific plan for conducting the research,

* an explanation of the funds needed and how this grant would be spent to support the stated goal,

* a statement of any prior Hymn Society grants or scholarships received by the applicant,

* a copy of the applicant's current CV,

* an example of previous writing or research in the field of hymnology, and

* at least one letter of reference to support the request. …

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