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Grant of the Week: Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund

Vanessa Varin | Sep 28, 2012


The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund supports the study of under-researched women photographers internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American photographers before 1900.

A small panel of outside consultants with professional expertise in the field of photohistory and/or grant reviewing will review the applications in order to determine the awards. Applications will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the ability of the applicant to carry out the project within the proposed budget and timeline, and the significance of the project to the field of photographic history. Each recipient of the award will agree to donate upon completion of the project a copy of the resulting work (i.e., published book, unpublished report, thesis, etc.) to the Humboldt Area Foundation to submit to the Peter Palmquist Archive at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Range of Awards: $400 – $1,000

Eligibility: Individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography, as well as nonprofit institutions conducting research in these fields, are eligible to apply. For more information about the fund, visit the Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund page.

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

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