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Contact: Charles Barr, 229-924-0343 ext. 112
Grants for Research on Prisoners of War Offered
2019 Grants open for application
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.
This grant is open for application to academic scholars (including graduate students), independent scholars, professional writers, and non-professional writers. It is intended to promote interest in the American Prisoner of War experience and encourage scholarly research that leads to documentation of the prisoner of war experience in a variety of media including theses, publications, and audiovisual productions.
Guidelines and application materials can be found online at nps.gov/ande/learn/historyculture/pow-research-grant-program.htm. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018.
These research grants are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Andersonville, a 501[c] organization fostering public understanding of the role Andersonville National Historic Site plays in our Nation’s History.
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 9:30 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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