Criteria and Information
ACBAS offers travel grants to offset expenses for researchers in the Acadia University library and archives.
- In order to qualify for a grant, a researcher must spend at least two days in archival research in the Esther Clark Wright Archives or the Zeman Collection or associated materials in Vaughan Library, Acadia University.
- Assistance available to researchers for travel to Acadia:
- coming from within the Maritimes up to $500.00
- coming from beyond the Maritimes up to $800.00
- Receipts must be submitted for expenses. Travel by car will be calculated at rate of 45 cents per kilometer for the first 300 kilometers, and 18 cents per kilometer after that.
- Larger grants for longer periods may be negotiated by established scholars.
- No more than one award per applicant will be made within the fiscal year (April 1- March 31) unless there is no other request before the committee.
- Applications for travel grants must be received by one month prior to proposed study visit.
- A committee comprising the ACBAS Director, the University Archivist, and the ACBAS Secretary is empowered to authorize travel grants.
- A person in receipt of a travel grant is expected to submit a brief summary (one page or less) of work accomplished during research time at Acadia and of plans for use of materials in the Special Collections. Scholars who receive a larger grant may be asked to give a public lecture on a topic of their choice at Acadia.
Complete and submit the form below to apply for a travel grant.
Previous travel grant recipients include the following.
Researching Free Baptists in Maine and New Brunswick
Researching the religion of Irish ethnic groups in St. John
Researching Sandemanians in 19th Century Nova Scotia
Researching Charles Tupper
Researching Maritime Baptists
Researching 19th Century Maritime Baptists
David and Ruby Hayward
Researching missions in India
Researching Miriam Ross
Researching Free Baptists in the Maritimes