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A must read for adult educators presented in an unparalleled, refreshing format. Given the foundation’s interest in identifying the most promising dissertation projects, the following criteria are taken into consideration during the application review. PhD students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the research award and one for the writing award. At the time of application, students must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments. A student may reapply for the Carter Manny Award if a previous application was not successful.
Due to limited funds, a student who received a research award or a writing award is not eligible to apply for another Carter Manny Award in subsequent years. The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the United States and Canada, regardless of citizenship. Work being undertaken in pursuit of an academic degree is not otherwise eligible for Graham Foundation support. The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: one for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and one for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award assists students with research that is essential to the doctoral project. The research award can be used for travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other research and development costs.
Applicants for a research award should have a clearly defined work plan, travel plan, and goals. The writing award encourages timely completion of the PhD by assisting students who are in the advanced stages of the dissertation with one year of writing. While some of the award funds may be used for final research, the award is intended to support and facilitate uninterrupted writing. Applicants for a writing award will be asked to submit a writing sample from the dissertation, a dissertation table of contents, and a writing schedule. A limited number of Citations of Special Recognition may be determined in some years in recognition of outstanding projects.
Applicants for the Carter Manny Award undergo a competitive selection and review process. Submitted applications are thoroughly reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award. The panel’s recommendations are presented to the foundation’s Board of Trustees for consideration. Upon award, recipients are asked to sign an Award Agreement that outlines the conditions of the award, such as reporting. The annual application deadline for the Carter Manny Award is November 15. Applicants are notified of funding decisions in early spring of each year. To start an application for the 2019 Carter Manny Award, you will need a grant application account with an email address and a password.
When registering for a grant application account, applicants should use an e-mail address that is frequently used and monitored. The email address will also be the primary form of correspondence throughout the application process. If a grant is awarded, grantees will continue to maintain and access their account throughout the duration of their award for functions such as grant reporting. Nomination Letter: This is a brief letter from your department or program administrator confirming that you have been nominated by your department to apply for the Carter Manny Award.