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The King V. Hostick Award Competition for 2011-2012

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois State Historical Society invite applications for the 2011-2012 King V. Hostick Award. The award was established by the late manuscript dealer King V. Hostick to provide financial assistance to graduate students in history or library science who are writing dissertations dealing with Illinois. Stipends are individually determined up to $3,000. Preference may be given to research conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library). All applications must be received by March 11, 2012 either by United States mail or as an electronic file. Award decisions will be made by June, 2012 and awards distributed by July, 2012.

For further information contact Bryon Andreasen, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1310, (217) 557-8336, FAX (217) 558-1574 or click here to email Bryon Andreasen.


Guidelines Governing Applicants of King V. Hostick Award

  1. The applicant must be enrolled in a recognized graduate history or library science degree program in an accredited institution.  Applications from other disciplines will be considered at the discretion of the award committee.
  2. The subject of the dissertation must be directly related to Illinois history and must be approved by the graduate committee of the institution.
  3. The applicant must provide the King V. Hostick Award Committee with: a certified academic transcript of graduate work; a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation director which also certifies that the applicant has been advanced in candidacy; a current vita; a four-to-six page description of the research topic, including methodology, where it stands in the historiography, a bibliography, and sources to be consulted during the award period; and two additional letters of recommendation from faculty members of the applicant’s committee who are familiar with the applicant’s work.
  4. Stipends are individually determined based upon the applicant’s research needs.  A detailed budget proposal listing travel, lodging, photocopying, and specific collections to be examined at institutions during travel should be submitted.  If electronic equipment is requested, it must be itemized.
  5. The applicant agrees to deposit a copy of the completed dissertation in the collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.  Should the dissertation be published as a book, the applicant agrees to deposit a copy of the published book in the collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Previous Hostick Award recipients

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