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The Award

The Kansas State University Libraries invite applications for the 2016 Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) Research Award. Made possible through an endowment established by Richard L. D. Morse, a prominent leader in the Consumer Movement, the $3000 research award funds travel to the Morse Department of Special Collections. We welcome faculty, graduate students, and independent researchers to apply.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:

  • Cover letter
  • Research proposal (1,000 word maximum) identifying specific CMA collections that support your project
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • For graduate students: Please provide a letter of recommendation from your major professor

Research Trip

Research trip must be completed within one year of receiving the award. (Manhattan is easily accessible via American Airlines from Chicago or Dallas/Ft. Worth). Upon project completion, the recipient will provide:

  • a final report (1,000 word maximum) describing how CMA collections contributed to your scholarship

  • a copy of the completed product (e.g. book, article, thesis or dissertation, documentary) 

For more information about the CMA Research Award, please contact Jane Schillie (, 785-532-6017).

Thank you for your interest.

Lori Goetsch, Dean of Libraries
504 Hale Library
1117 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan KS 66506