The Woodson Research Center, with the support of Fondren Library, is
pleased to support researchers in the topic of activism and social
justice with an annual travel grant of up to $2,500. This grant is in
honor of Mr. Reginald Moore, longtime community activist in the legacy
of convict leasing locally in Sugar Land, Texas, as well as
nationally. Researchers are welcome regardless of academic status.
Projects typically include historical research in support of papers,
exhibits, creative writing, documentaries, dissertations, journalism,
or similar creative ventures. Funds may be used to cover the cost of
travel (such as airfare, mileage, parking), lodging, and meals.
Applicants should live further than 50 miles from Rice University and
should not be current Rice University students or employees.
Application due date will be set as it becomes more clear when the
library will be open again to the public, and then may be submitted
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application form, which includes:
Proposed project description
Proposed dates of travel
List of relevant library materials to be consulted, including archival
collections from the Woodson Research Center - see
archives.library.rice.edu to explore archival collections, which can
be further refined by exploring “record groups” such as African
American community, including but not limited to the Reginald Moore
Sugar Land Convict Leasing System research collection.
Copy of your CV, as a Word doc or PDF using naming format: “LastName-
Letter of reference. Current undergraduate or graduate students should
include a letter from a faculty member, independent scholars may
provide a letter from a relevant colleague.
Funds will be dispersed as reimbursement based on receipts.
This cycle of award will be January - December, 2021.