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ALI Offers Grants for Lincoln-Related Dissertation Research

By David J. Kent

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Are you a graduate student studying Abraham Lincoln? Or do you know any graduate students? Then ALI has a grant for you. But hurry - the deadline is October 1, 2022.

ALI, the Abraham Lincoln Institute, has a new program to offer grants to students working on Abraham Lincoln-related dissertations. The Lincoln Group of DC has long supported ALI’s Annual Symposium at Ford’s Theatre, and we are all in favor of supporting the study of Lincoln. The goal is to encourage students while they are doing research. This is in addition to the Institute's continuing prizes for already-completed dissertations for new PhDs.

This will be the first year for what ALI plans to be an annual grant to graduate students working on Lincoln-centered topics in American history. These topics could include any aspect of his life including his family, his legal career, his political career, his political career, and how he is remembered. Applicants must be full-time Ph.D. candidates in good standing at accredited institutions. The deadline for submissions this year is October 1, 2022. Applicants must provide a three-to-five-page letter describing their project, a vita, a proposed budget for use of the funds, and a letter of support from a member of their dissertation committee. The winner will receive a grant of five hundred dollars and must provide a written report within one year of receipt of the grant describing what they did with the grant.

More information on the grant and how to apply can be found on the ALI website at

This new scholarship grant is in addition to the other awards given by ALI each year. See their website for more info:

Final planning is also underway for the 2023 Annual Symposium expected to return to Ford's Theatre on March 25, 2023. Watch the ALI website for more details.


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