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 and University Archives, providing honoraria to enable researchers to visit Virginia Tech to conduct Civil War-related research.

We expect to offer research grants again for the 2021-22 academic year; check back in early 2021 for application details.

Click here to learn about previous research grant recipients

 

Meet the 2020-2021 Recipients

 

TRACY LYNN BARNETT is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of Georgia. She researches firearms and masculinity in the mid-nineteenth-century South.

 

BRIANNA KIRK is a PhD student at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation examines Norfolk, Virginia, during the immediate post-Civil War years to understand how the process of reconstruction in Virginia unfolded. 

 

PETER PORSCHE is a PhD student at Texas Christian University. His research explores how race and religion shaped the nineteenth-century citizenship debates that culminated in the Fourteenth Amendment and proved determinative during the Reconstruction Era. 

 

LISA TENDRICH FRANK, PhD is an independent scholar who is the author of The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman’s March (2015) and the co-editor of Household War: How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War (2020). Her current project examines the U.S. army’s use of  “domestic warfare”–the intentional gendered attacks by soldiers on non-combatants and households–to successfully achieve victory.

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