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*From: *Benn E. Williams <email@example.com> Subject: Carl J. Ekberg Research Grant,, The Center for French Colonial Studies, Grant Deadline Extended to 15 March 2014 Date: 28 February 2014 * * *The Center for French Colonial Studies*** *Centre pour l'étude du pays des Illinois* *www.frenchcolonialstudies.org* ** *Carl J. Ekberg Research Grant* ** DESCRIPTION: The Center for French Colonial Studies was founded in 1983 in response to the renewed interest among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, genealogists and preservationists in the history of the upper Mississippi Valley during the period of French predominance from 1673 to the early part of the 19^th century. The Center awards each year one $2,000 grant to further French-language research related to the French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley (Illinois Country). Proposals may request support for any stage of a research project, from initial field work to the write-up of results. The grant may be combined with other awards.// By accepting the award, grantees thereby agree to submit to /Le Journal/, the Center's quarterly publication, an abstract of their projects (up to 1,000 words), and may be invited to present a paper based on their research at the Center's annual conference. FIELD OF STUDY: All academic disciplines are eligible. ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to graduate students and junior scholars (Ph.D. awarded after Jan. 31, 2009) of any nationality; priority will be given to doctoral students whose dissertation proposal has already been approved. Applicants should have the necessary language proficiency to conduct the project. AWARD: $2,000. DEADLINE: *March 1^st extended to March 15* APPLICATIONS: A completed application (in English or French) consists of the following: * From the applicant: a letter of application specifying the research topic and the purpose and preferred time period of the award; a completed application form (available from at https://uofi.box.com/s/n0l0ab2am56vujjkfks3); and curriculum vitae. * From the applicant's project/dissertation advisor: a letter evaluating the applicant's proposal and promise. (Probably sent separately.) * *Electronic submissions only*and correspondence to Benn E. Williams, CFCS Ekberg Grant Chair at *firstname.lastname@example.org* * Applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee. Awards are announced in April. For more information, please contact Mr. Williams: *Center for French Colonial Studies, P.O. Box 482, St. Louis, MO* *63006-0482* www.frenchcolonialstudies.org <http://www.frenchcolonialstudies.org> ** Benn E. Williams /Center for French Colonial Studies - Centre pour l'étude du pays des Illinois/ *Editor of the William L. Potter Publications Series *Founder/Chair of the Carl J. Ekberg Research Grant Committee *Executive Board member * www.frenchcolonialstudies.org <http://www.frenchcolonialstudies.org/> Institutional address: UIC, 601 S. Morgan St (mc 192), Chicago, IL 60607 Email: email@example.com ** --