Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Research grants

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies offers research grants, in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Special Collections, providing honoraria to enable researchers to visit Special Collections and conduct Civil War-related research.

We expect to announce the next research grant competition in late 2019.

Click here to learn about previous research grant recipients


Meet the 2019-2020 Recipients


Molly Mersmann is a graduate student at Purdue University, where she studies the physically devastated landscape of the post-war South.


Patrick Doyle is a lecturer in Modern American History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work focuses on Confederate loyalty and draft evasion in Civil War America.


David Gerleman teaches at George Mason University, where he researches Civil War horses, including training methods, transportation, veterinary treatment, and death.


Joshua Bader is a doctoral student at Mississippi State University. His research explores the way mid-nineteenth century Americans saw their place in the world, and what that world thought of Americans.

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