Research Activities

Fall 2022 applications deadline is Friday, November 11, 2022

Email applications to Office of Interdisciplinary Programs:
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Research Grants - The Council of the Institute reviews proposals for research grants from Lehigh faculty and students in October and March of each year. Grants are for a maximum of $2,500. Funds may be used to defray travel cost to libraries and manuscript depositories, copying, and other expenses directly related to research.

Faculty and Graduate Students Travel or Paper Presentations at Conferences Research Grants - Small grants (a maximum of $250) are available to assist Lehigh graduate students to attend a professional conference. Grants (a maximum of $500) are available to assist Lehigh graduate students who present a paper at a professional conference. The graduate student’s studies should focus on the eighteenth century, in any discipline. Small grants are also available for faculty presenting a paper in a relevant topic; these faculty grants are only available after department funds have been exhausted. No deadlines.
Undergraduate or Graduate Student Research Grants - Up to $200 for travel, copying, admission fees, etc. The faculty member supervising the research must approve the application. No deadlines.
Curriculum Support -  For activities related to the eighteenth century in undergraduate classes. Maximum grant: $200. Grants will be approved for field trips, speakers, admissions to museums, etc., and curricular materials. No deadlines.

Contact Professor Michelle LeMaster at for deadlines and more information.

Spring 2023 - TBD

Graduate Students Dissertation Fellowship (Spring)- 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 $23,000. 

Summer 2023 - TBD
Email applications to Office of Interdisciplinary Programs:

Graduate Students Summer Writing Fellowship

Contact Professor Michelle LeMaster at 


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