The Romance Writers of America's fourth annual Research Grant competition is now open.
The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome. The ultimate goal of proposals should be significant publication in major journals or as a monograph from an academic press.The full details are available here.
The RWA Research Grant Program is open to faculty at accredited colleges and universities, independent scholars with significant publication records, and dissertation candidates who have completed all course work and qualifying exams. No candidate need be a member of the RWA. Candidates must reside in the United States. RWA cannot accept applications from international scholars at this time.
• Amount: up to $5,000
• Tenure: March 1, 2008 through March 1, 2009
• Closing date for receipt of all applications is December 1, 2007
Details of the research carried out by past recipients of the grant, including Eric, can be found here.