The King V. Hostick Award Competition for
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
Guidelines Governing Applicants of King V. Hostick Award
- 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.
- The subject of the dissertation must be directly related to Illinois history and must be approved by the graduate committee of the institution.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Hostick Award recipients