Applications for Gipson Institute Grants Due Oct. 20

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017. Deadline for Graduate Dissertation Fellowship is October 20, 2017. The Gipson Institute expects to award one fellowship annually to a PhD candidate enrolled at Lehigh University for dissertation research and writing in any field of eighteenth-century studies. The fellowship is for one academic year and includes a stipend of approximately $21,200. 

The Gipson Institute also funds faculty and student:

  • Research grants
  • Conference travel
  • Curriculum grants

Contact Professor Michelle LeMaster at or click here for deadlines and more information.

Recent projects funded by the Gipson Institute include research on the suffering in English women's literature during the Romantic Era; the rise of evangelicalism in the American South; crime and punishment in eighteenth century Pennsylvania; gender politics in coming-of-age novels in the Atlantic World; art and politics in the Trans-Atlantic world; and the impact of legal codes and culture on slavery in the French Caribbean.