Grant Application Form

Almara and Pugh Grants


The submission deadline for fall 2017 Almara applications is noon on 10 November.

The submission deadline for spring 2018 Almara and Pugh applications is noon on 1 March 2018.

Application Instructions 

Please complete the form below. In addition to your contact information and a brief summary of your project, you will be asked to upload three documents to complete your application: transcript, essay, and budget; see more details below.

Section I

(i.e.; 413-538-2000)

Provide a copy of your current Mount Holyoke College transcript (available to you on ISIS). Save your transcript as a PDF and then upload your transcript below.

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Academic Purpose of Project
Describe how your research project fits into your overall academic plan at Mount Holyoke College.  If you have arranged to pursue a History 295 or History 395 (or an independent study in another department), please let us know.

Section II


Please have a member of the department email a recommendation letter to Holly Sharac, Academic Department Coordinator. Indicate here the name of the faculty member from whom you have requested a letter of recommendation.


Summary of Project
Please provide a one- or two-paragraph long abstract of your project. You will have the opportunity to provide a more detailed description in your essay below.

Section III

Submit a 2-3 page essay, accompanied by a brief bibliography. This should be saved as a Word or PDF file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf). Describe your project, including answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the specific subject of your project? Explain the historical nature of your project and your research questions. Why are they important?  How will you address them?
  2. Where do you intend to carry out your research? Why is it necessary to go there?
  3. How much research have you done on this project thus far?
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

Section IV

Please upload a budget which states clearly the specific purpose(s) for which you are requesting funds. Your budget should also be formatted as a Word or PDF file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf).

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.