Maximum Award: $1,000 (Scholarships will be awarded in increments of $500).

Funded through generous donations from English Department alumnus Tim O’Brien, 2023-24 awards are available to undergraduates for travel awards relating to research for an English class (such as presenting a conference paper, conducting archival research for a capstone project, etc.) between April 1, 2024, and August 31, 2024. Preference is given to English majors.

Eligibility: Stipends are available to undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University. Awards do not impact students’ financial aid.

Reporting: Stipends will be paid in one payment to be determined based on the dates of the research travel.  All awardees will be required to produce a final report (2 pages in length) at the completion of their project.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis now through May 17, 2024.

To apply:

  • Prepare your application materials. As described on the Cover Sheet of the Application, the following materials are required of all applicants:
  • Complete the Application Cover Sheet (found here)
  • A Short Essay (*See the Cover Sheet for details)
  • Your Budget
  • Your Resume
  • Send all materials in one pdf attachment to Professor Kim Emmons, at