The Albert Gore Research Center is an institutional member of the Association of the Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an organization that promotes the preservation and use of materials related to both houses of Congress, as a body, and its individual members and associated activities. Please take note of these awards if you, or someone you know, is in a congressional archives or study center, or is interested in researching Congress or the study thereof.
The Association of the Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) announces 2 awards. One to support researchers in areas related to the study of Congress, one to financially assist attendees to the annual meeting of ACSC, in Boston (May 11-13, 2016.)
The Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant is awarded annually to support graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). An award of up to $1500 may be used to underwrite travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses incurred from July 1- June 1 of the award year. The Scholarships and Awards Committee may divide the award between two applicants. Each application will be evaluated on its merits. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to the study of Congress. Each proposal should be aimed at a discrete end product such as a book, dissertation, thesis, article, documentary, film, exhibit, Web site or social networking site. Budgets may be approved in whole or in part. Each award recipient is required to acknowledge the award in any resulting published work(s) and donate a copy of the work(s) to ACSC and the sponsoring archival repository. The recipient may also be requested to submit a brief article summarizing their findings and research experience for publication by ACSC. The Baker Award honors ACSC founding member and U. S. Senate Historian Emeritus Richard A. Baker. Award notification will be made by mid-April.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
The Raymond W. Smock Fellowship is awarded annually in the amount of $1000 to support an individual or individuals working in a congressional center to attend the ACSC Annual Meeting in May. The award is open to individuals that have not previously attended an ACSC annual meeting and whose organization is a member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). The Smock Fellowship honors ACSC founding member and first president, Raymond W. Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University. Award notification will be made by mid-March.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016