Adele Filene Student Presenter Grant

Costume Society of America

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Grant amount: Up to US $600

Next anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 15, 2021 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Adele Filene Student Presenter Grants provide financial assistance to students who have been selected to present oral research papers or research exhibits at the CSA National Symposium. The Costume Society of America greatly values the contributions of student members and wishes to foster their development. These grants of up to $600 and a day-of-presentation registration fee, funded by the CSA Endowment, are intended to encourage student participation in both the symposium and CSA. Two awards are given annually.

The grants, first awarded in 1996, are named in honor of Adele Filene (1909-2010), designer of couture, sportswear, and handbags as well as a teacher and costume restoration specialist. A founding member and Fellow of the Costume Society of America, she also served as its treasurer and organized many CSA international study tours.

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  • Applicants will be evaluated:
    • being a full-time undergraduate or graduate university student
    • being a current member of the Costume Society of America
    • having received notice that their proposal for an oral research paper or research exhibit has been accepted for that year’s National Symposium
    • residing outside a 200 mile radius of that symposium site
    • recipients will be expected to attend the symposium, present their research, and receive their check at the awards ceremony

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  • Residing within a 200 mile radius of symposium site.