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Millia Davenport Publication Award

Award to a USA, Territories, and Canada Author for a
Scholarly Book or Catalog About Costume and Dress

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Costume Society of America (CSA)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21

Description:

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Award of $750 to a USA, Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), or Canada author for a published book or exhibition catalog that contributes significantly to the study of costume and research related to dress. Funding is intended for material that makes a considerable contribution to the analysis of costume, demonstrates originality and creativity, and draws on appropriate research methods and techniques. Nominations may be made by anyone.

Short-listed books will be evaluated on:

  • Significance of the subject
  • Quality of scholarship
  • Appropriateness of research methods and techniques
  • Quality of writing
  • Originality
  • Creativity of treatment
  • Organization and documentation
  • Appropriateness of illustrations
  • Quality of illustrations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150317

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The author of the winning book receives a certificate and a $750 honorarium, funded by the CSA Endowment. The author is invited to speak at the CSA National Symposium the following year and receives a $600 travel stipend and day-of-presentation registration fee, also funded by the CSA Endowment, to help defray travel and symposium expenses.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible a book must be:

- newly nominated; previously considered books may not be re-nominated
- a published book or exhibition catalogue by single author, multiple authors, or an edited book with contributors
- on a subject pertaining to any aspect of costume (history, theatre, fashion, design, etc.) but reflecting the goals and philosophy of the Costume Society of America
- a scholarly work, with proper citations of sources and, as needed, bibliographic information, indices, glossary, and appendices
- must be published between July 15th of the prior year and October 15th of the current year
- published in English for practical reasons
- by an author who is a citizen of the Americas or has been a member of the Costume Society of America for at least five consecutive years directly prior to the nomination; in the case of a multi authored work, a majority of authors must be citizens of the Americas or members of CSA for at least five consecutive years directly prior to the nomination; in the case of edited books, a majority of both editors and contributors must be citizens of the Americas or members of CSA for at least five consecutive years directly prior to the nomination
- the author or authors who are citizens of the Americas do not have to be members of CSA

Pre-Application Information:

The nomination deadline is October 15, 2021.

Nominated books are examined by the chair to confirm their eligibility. Publishers of eligible books short listed for the award are then asked to send copies to the seven committee members who serve as jurors. Authors and/or publishers are notified that their book has or has not received the award by the end of January 2022. The award-winning book and the short list are announced at the CSA National Symposium.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominations should be made using this online submission form: https://csoa.memberclicks.net/award--millia-davenport-publication#/

Please contact the Committee Chair, Mark Hutter, for more information - mhutter@cwf.org.

Costume Society of America
P.O. Box 852
Columbus, GA 31902-0852
(800) CSA-9447

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USA Territories: Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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