The Joan Mitchell Travel Award seeks to promote and support original, scholarly research in the Laurier Archives and Special Collections. The Travel Award supports researchers wishing to travel to the Laurier Archives and Special Collections to conduct research in any of the archival collections. The Travel Award of $1000 may be used to offset the cost of travel and lodging in Waterloo, Ontario for a period of one to four weeks of research in the Laurier Archives and Special Collections. Graduate students and established scholars are invited to apply. The Joan Mitchell Travel Award honours Joan Mitchell, Laurier’s first Head of Archives and Special Collections.
Students enrolled in a graduate program at the Masters’ or doctoral level, as well as established scholars in any discipline are eligible for the Joan Mitchell Travel Award. To apply, please forward a letter of application describing the proposed research project, plans for publication, and the collections to be consulted at the Laurier Archives and Special Collections; as well as a curriculum vitae and one letter of reference.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Laurier Archives and Special Collections to learn more about the collections when preparing their applications. Laurier Archives and Special Collections staff members are not on the Adjudication Committee. Our collections focus on environmental conservation in Canada (with an emphasis on water resources, biosphere reserves and Canada’s North), the history of the Lutheran Church in Canada, music in Canada, and the histories of Wilfrid Laurier University and the Region of Waterloo.
Applications should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline for the 2024 award is January 22, 2024.