2015 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced

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Date: October 15, 2014
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.

Academic scholars (including graduate students), independent scholars and professional and non-professional writers are encouraged to apply.

  • Awards would provide a maximum of $1,000 and can be used to offset travel expenses and other research related activities excluding large equipment purchases.
  • The applicant should state clearly the research topic and chronological period to be covered in the study. In addition, the applicant should state whether the research project is for a degree program or a manuscript being prepared for publication.
  • The grant is designed to promote interest in the prisoner of war experience and encourage scholarly research which leads to documentation of the prisoner of war experience in a variety of media including theses, publications and audiovisual productions. Especially encouraged are projects that cover subjects not well represented in the published record. This includes an administrative history of the park from the Civil War to the present, prisoners of war during early conflicts in American history, individual prisoner of war camps and the experiences of minorities as prisoners of war. Subject matter can also extend to relevant aspects of the prisoner of war experience, such as the families of POWs and the guards at prisoner of war camps, including the Georgia Reserves and others at the Andersonville Prison.

Application Procedure

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 2015 awards is December 12, 2014. Awards will be made by January 30, 2015. 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: https://go.nps.gov/POWresearchgrant

Mailing Address

Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Andersonville National Historic Site
POW Research Grant Program
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711

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


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

About the Friends of Andersonville. The Friends of Andersonville are a 501[c][3] organization fostering public understanding of the role Andersonville National Historic Site plays in our Nation's History. Learn more at www.friendsofandersonville.org

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711


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