Schallek Award Instructions
Schallek Awards support graduate students conducting doctoral
research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval
Britain (ca. 1350 - 1500). The $2,000 grants help defray research
expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and
the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research
materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is
Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15
January of the year in which they apply. Under the terms of
the gift to the Richard III Society, applicants must be citizens
or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
Applications must be received by 15
Completed applications must include:
A PDF file with the following:
1) Describe your research project, rationale, methodology, and significance. What will you accomplish? Why is your project important? How will it contribute to medieval studies?
2) If the award will support research for a thesis or dissertation, briefly outline its chapters.
3) Detail research expenses for which you request financial support. If you must travel, explain why.
4) Describe previous funding you have received to support your research and how it was used. List other sources you will apply to for financial support.
Along with the completed application form, applicants must provide
a letter of recommendation from a graduate program professor discussing
the merits of the dissertation project and the applicant's preparation
to complete it successfully. The letter of recommendation should
be submitted in a sealed envelope signed on the back across the
seal or may be sent directly to the Academy office by 15 February.
Recommendation letters should be mailed to:
17 Dunster St., Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02138.
Late applications or applications that do not follow these instructions cannot be considered.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
1) the originality of the dissertation project, the clarity of
its methodology, and its likelihood to contribute to medieval
2) the cogency of the writing and organization of the project
3) the graduate professor's statement regarding the excellence
of the project and the applicant's preparation to complete the
4) the applicant’s demonstrated need for the grant to complete
the dissertation successfully.Click here to apply.