Maine Women Writers Collection Research Support Grant Program 2022
The Maine Women Writers Collection (MWWC) at the University of New England is now accepting proposals for the Research Support Grant Program 2022-23. The grants are intended for faculty, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
The Maine Women Writers Collection was founded in 1959 by Grace Dow and Dorothy Healy to preserve and make available the writings of Maine women who had achieved literary recognition. They collect the work of authors and creators who identify as female, femme, transfeminine, or non-binary, and include both published and unpublished material such as letters, photographs, diaries, memorabilia, artwork, and other forms of creative work.
MWWC Research Support Grants range between $250 and $1,500 and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.
- Open to faculty, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage
- Applicants should be actively pursuing research that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Applications should include the following:
- Cover sheet with applicant’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
- Present status and institutional affiliation (if any).
- Working title of the project.
- Length of proposed research visit to the MWWC (minimum of one week).
- List of financial support previously received for the project.
- Proposed budget (not to exceed $1,500).
- A one-page description of the project. Successful applicants will demonstrate their project’s relevance to the unique holdings of the MWWC as well as its significance to their field of study.
- Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
- Graduate students should also arrange to have a letter of reference sent directly to the MWWC. This letter should speak to the applicant’s scholarly experience, ability, and promise.
Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of staff and faculty from the University of New England. Recipients will be asked to write a brief, 250-word report on their research and to contribute to the MWWC a copy of any publications resulting from research in the Collection.
Send applications to
Sarah Baker, Curator
Maine Women Writers Collection
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103-2670
Email submissions preferred, hard copies accepted.
For more information, visit MWWC.