Grants & Fellowship
AQSG Endowment Grant
AQSG is proud to offer grant opportunities funded entirely from earnings of the Endowment Fund. The grants are specific to outreach projects instead of quilt research and do not require membership in AQSG. Endowment Grants may be awarded to an individual, a group, an organization or institution with the best proposal for outreach projects that advance the mission of the American Quilt Study Group. The amount available for the 2020 Endowment Grant will be available after January 1.
Lucy Hilty Research Grant
The purpose of this research funding program is to fund quilt research. Of special interest are projects that will have an impact on quilt scholarship particularly in accurately documenting quilts, quiltmakers, textile production of quilt fabrics, quilt making techniques and the quilting industry, as well as matters relating to or documenting of material cultural influences on quiltmaking. All applications will be carefully reviewed, with the quality of the submitted proposal and the contribution to overall quilt scholarship, as the prime considerations in granting research funding. The Lucy Hilty Research Grant Fund may award up to $2,000 total monies in a given year.
H. Mark Dunn Research Grant
The purpose of this grant is to fund quilt research with special interest on projects that will have an impact in accurately documenting all processes related to the design and production of quilt textiles, quilt making techniques, and the quilting industry. All applications will be carefully reviewed with the quality of the submitted proposal and the contribution to overall quilt scholarship as the prime considerations in granting funding. The H. Mark Dunn Research Fund may award up to $2,000 total monies in a given year.
Sue Cummings Research Grant
The Sue Cummings Research Grant is an occasional grant of substantial funds to recognize and support outstanding and innovative scholarship in quilt history-related studies. Proposals will focus on Ohio or Midwest quilts and related topics prior to and including the early 20th century quilt revival. An annual award of up to $2,500 is intended to make possible the research and publication of a meritorious project under the sponsorship of the American Quilt Study Group and through the generosity of Mr. Glynn Marsh in honor and recognition of the research interests of his late wife Sue Cummings.
The AQSG Fellowship Program is designed for the purpose of attending the organization's annual Seminar by individuals who have serious interest in the aims of the organization and thereby would be encouraged to contribute to the history of quiltmaking. Seminar Fellowship awards are based on serious interest, need, and the expectation of a future contribution to quilt history. Membership in American Quilt Study Group is required to apply for and receive a Seminar Fellowship. A maximum of three Seminar Fellowships may be awarded in any one year providing funds are available. Seminar Fellowship recipients may not receive an award more than once. Seminar Fellowships are not transferable. Recipients of a Seminar Fellowship award receive a complimentary Seminar registration for the year in which they applied.