2014 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced
Contact: Eric Leonard, 229 924-0343, ext. 201
Contact: Stephanie Steinhorst , 229 924-0343, ext. 203
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia — Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War.These research grants are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Andersonville.
The following information will be of interest to those who desire to apply for financial assistance.
Applicants should submit an application packet for the Prisoner of War Research Grant which includes an application cover sheet, a current curriculum vita and two letters of recommendation to the mailing address below.
Applications submitted by electronic mail or fax will not be accepted.The application deadline for 2014 awards is December 20, 2013. Awards will be made by February 14, 2014. Andersonville National Historic Site will acknowledge receipt of complete applications if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application cover sheet can be found at: http://go.nps.gov/POWresearchgrant
For questions regarding the research grant program, please call Chief of Interpretation and Education Eric Leonard at 229 924-0343, extension 201.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, or visit at www.nps.gov/ande/ Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/andeNHS
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About the Friends of Andersonville. The Friends of Andersonville are a 501[c] organization fostering public understanding of the role Andersonville National Historic Site plays in our Nation's History. Learn more at www.friendsofandersonville.org
Did You Know?
Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.