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THE ALABAMA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Clinton Jackson and Evelyn Coley Research Grant Fund

To honor the memory of Judge Clinton Jackson Coley and his wife Evelyn Coley, the Alabama Historical Association offers every other year a graduate student grant. The $500 grant is open to any graduate student conducting research on an Alabama-related topic.

The next grant will be awarded in April 2015 at the annual meeting of the Alabama Historical Association.

Applications should include a statement of the student's intended plan of work, a letter of reference from the chairman of the department in which the student is enrolled, and/or a letter of reference from the student's major professor. Electronic submissions are welcome.

Please submit nominations to:

Mark Palmer
Alabama Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery AL 36130-0100
or email:
mark.palmer@archives.alabama.gov

Previous winners of Coley Research Grant:

2013  Jeffrey Thomas Perry, Purdue University Topic: "From 'Disturbers' to Protectors of the Peace: Baptist Church Discipline and Legalities on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, 1780-1865"   
2011 Thomas Chase Hagood, University of Georgia Topic: "Rewriting the Frontier: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1816-1916"
2009 Scotty Kirkland, University of South Alabama Topic: Gessner McCorvey and restricting the Black vote in Mobile
2007   Jennifer Newman, Auburn University Topic: Religious beliefs and identity of Alabama and Georgia women during the Civil War
2005 Anthony Donaldson, Auburn University Topic: "Goal Posts and Ivory Towers: The University of Alabama and Auburn University, 1871-1941: A Study of the Relationship Between Traditional Universities and Land-Grant Colleges"