Early Career Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant

Activities Grant

First offered in 2022, the NCPE Early Career Research and Creative Activities Grant exists to support both tenure-track and non-tenure track preservation educators who are in the early stages of their academic careers. The grant seeks to encourage scholarship and creative work that will establish a promising research trajectory for the faculty member, or that combines research or creative work with teaching or community engagement activities in innovative ways.

The following factors will be considered by the grant committee:

1) Ability of the work to lay a foundation for faculty members’ future success, as explained by the faculty member in their application.

2) Clarity of proposed research or creative goals

3) Relevance of the proposed work to current questions or issues facing the preservation field


Open to all faculty affiliated with NCPE member programs who are either: 1) in tenure track positions but have not yet been granted tenure, OR 2) are full or part-time instructors, lecturers, or adjunct faculty with five or fewer years of teaching experience.

Submit applications to SueAnn.PembertonHaugh@UTSA.edu by April 15, 2024.

Awardees notified: May 1, 2024

Grant Period: May 1, 2024 – April 31, 2025

Max. Award Amount: $5,000

Grantees are expected to submit a final report of accomplishments during the grant period by August 1, 2024.

Please limit applications to no more than 5 pages total and follow the application guidelines below when preparing a submission:

A. Applicant Name, Rank and/or Title:

B. Institutional Affiliation:

C. Project Title:

D. Project Background:

E. Research Questions and Rationale OR Goals of Creative Work:

F. Current Status of Project:

G. Expected Accomplishments for Grant Period:

H. Relationship to Long-Term Research Agenda:

I. Budget:

J. One Page CV:

Past Winners

2023 Winner

2022 Winner

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