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of authors and creators who identify as female, femme, transfeminine, or non-binary, and include both published and unpublished material such as letters, photographs, diaries, memorabilia, artwork, and other forms of creative work.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.
Applications should include the following:
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.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.