Department Chair:
Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Artz Grant

Artz Grant

Application Information Sheet

September 2016

Artz Honors Research Grants


The Department of History announces the availability of research grants for history honors students funded by the Frederick B. Artz Lectureship.


Eligibility: Any student admitted to the Department of History Honors Program is eligible to apply, upon admission to the program. Grants may be used for the summer preceding the senior year, or during the academic year (notably Fall break or winter term). No student may receive more than one grant.


Proposals are reviewed twice each year — in May [for projects for the coming year]; and October—by a subcommittee of the history department. Applicants will be notified as quickly as possible as to the results of their application.




Transportation, housing, and meals are the only allowable costs under the grant. Other expenses (photocopying, books, visas, supplies) are not included. Travel by car is reimbursable at regular college rates.  Per diem support is limited to $100/day for a maximum of 10 days. Even if the grant is awarded on the basis of a per diem amount, reimbursement can only take place when original receipts are submitted. Given the limited availability of funds, proposals may be funded at less than the full amount requested.


Institutional Requirements:


Because Artz Honors Research Grants are funded from a department lectureship fund, recipients must follow the same institutional procedures as invited speakers, including IRS rules enforced by the college auditors. Travel may be reimbursed in advance subject to presentation of an e-ticket or other documentation acceptable to the Office of the Controller. No more than half of the amount of the grant may be disbursed in cash before the student’s talk has taken place. Normally, the presentation will take place after the thesis has been submitted and the oral examination has taken place, but the department may arrange a talk before the submission of the thesis in cases where this presents students with economic hardship.


  • In no case will academic credit for the honors project be given before a recipient has given a talk and submitted all relevant receipts for the research grant.


  • Students are required to sign and submit to the department chair the attached form indicating their assent to the conditions of the grant.


Submission Requirements:


Proposals may be submitted electronically to the chair, but they must still bear the student’s signature. There are two deadlines for submission. Students are advised to submit their proposals at the earliest possible deadline.


May 11 (for honors projects for the coming academic year)

October 1


A subcommittee of the history department, comprising at least the chair and the instructor of the Honors Seminar, will review proposals. Other members of the department may be brought in as necessary. Applicants will be notified as quickly as possible as to the outcome. Grants will be allocated on the basis of funds available each year. In no case will grants exceed $1,000 for domestic travel and $1,500 for international travel.



Proposals must include the following items:


  • Cover sheet, providing student’s name, telephone number, e-mail, title of project and name of thesis supervisor;


  • Project description, describing work to be carried out, not to exceed 500 words;


  • Itemized Budget including, for example, estimated number of miles to be driven, results of on-line search for least expensive air fare, number of days per diem requested, etc.; if necessary, budget items should be explained;


  • Signed form of acceptance to the conditions of the grant.

Artz Grant Acceptance of Conditions