UPDATE: Worn Through’s First Research Award: A Reminder!


We periodically receive paid advertising on the blog and have decided to take a portion of those profits to create an award for our readers.

Amount: $250

Application Deadline: Feb 15, awards decided by Mar 1 and distributed by Mar 15, 2012.

Award Details: The purpose of this award is to provide funding to assist independent scholars, students, museum personnel or university instructors for professional projects in the field of fashion, dress, and textile studies. Holding an academic degree in the topic is not required for the awardee. This is not meant for institutions, but teams, groups, and co-researchers are accepted. Also anyone who has been a contributor or intern with Worn Through within the past two years is ineligible (two years is since January 11, 2011 from the date of this posting).

The award could be used to assist with image licensing or other publication fees; travel such as that for research, interviews, or to see a collection; conference attendance fees if presenting; purchasing technology such as software or a recording device; or in any other way necessary toward completion or dissemination of the applicant’s project.

This is a blog geared toward the study of dress from an academic perspective, thus, projects submitted for award consideration should be academic in approach and rigor, and should include history, theory, academic literature, and meet all appropriate standards of consent and protections from human subjects. Should the project require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for the applicant’s research, obtaining that approval shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant and proof should be included with the application if use of the award pertains to an IRB matter.

The portion of the project that utilizes award funds must be completed BY DEC 31 2013 (THIS IS THE UPDATED PART). By the end of this time period the awardee is responsible for submitting a blog post for publication on Worn Through about the project and how the award was used.

Application: Send a document (Word, Pages, or PDF) of approximately 500 words with a proposed research plan and explain how the award would be of value to the research. If this is for a small portion of a larger project, please include details on the entire project, such as methodology and long-term goals. If this is for travel funds, explain what would be gained from said research trip or conference attendance. Also, separate from the wordcount, include a budget worksheet for the entire project that would show how the award would contribute to the project’s success. Indicate which line items in the worksheet will be impacted by this award. Be specific about how this money would be used and how the applicant would benefit from these funds. Worn Through is looking to assist worthwhile projects get completed and disseminated, and aspires to assist those in financial need. Additionally, include an approximately 100-200 word bio of each applicant included in the project and/or CV(s).

Contact: Email to Worn Through Founder & Editor Monica Sklar.

Selection Process: The Worn Through team of contributors will collaboratively select the recipients after reviewing all completed submissions. Only submissions complete by the deadline will be reviewed. We reserve the right to split the award in half if there are two equally deserving applications.

After winning the Award: The awardee is also responsible for keeping all receipts regarding use of the award and providing copies, with a summary spreadsheet, to Worn Through at the end of the six-month period.

Best of Luck an all of your Research Projects and Thank You for Your Participation!

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