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Department of American Studies College of Arts and Sciences

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Stephen J. Stein Undergraduate Research Award

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Your charitable contributions will help develop resources necessary for a vibrant intellectual community and environment by adding books to our resource library, developing programs to encourage and support student research, creating a student travel grant, and implementing program activities and events.

Please support American Studies by donating to the AMST Foundation account. As a gift to a tax-exempt educational institution, 50% of your contribution can be deducted from the amount of your total state income tax. Note that this is a credit against taxes, not merely a deduction!

The Department of American Studies asks you to support a new annual undergraduate research award to be given in recognition of the most promising research proposals for the American Studies senior seminar: the Stephen J. Stein Undergraduate Research Award.
It can be difficult to get research funding into the hands of students, and yet we want to affirm our commitment to undergraduate scholarly engagement in the fields, studios, and archives beyond the borders of our campus. We need your help – and the help of many – to make this commitment to student research possible.  Imagine a student who wants to write about a new production on Broadway, or women’s military participation in the Vietnam War, or baseball in the Dominican Republic.  And then imagine that we can make it possible for that student to go to Broadway, or to the National Archives, or to San Pedro de Macoris to conduct on-site research.  The Stein Award is intended to do just this, providing competitively-awarded funding for a student enrolled in the program’s capstone Senior Seminar (A450).