Sandy and Bobby Ives Research Award for Students

Grant Available for UMaine Student Studying Maine or Canadian Maritimes

Full-time UMaine students can apply for a grant of $500 to support research, conference travel, or ethnographic fieldwork training relating to the fields of ethnography, oral history, folklore, or regional studies of Maine or the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Funded on a rolling deadline, the Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund has three main purposes:

  • to support ethnographic or oral history fieldwork in Maine or the Maritime Provinces of Canada
  • to support participation in regional and national academic conferences pertaining to ethnography, folklore, oral history, and regional studies
  • to support hands-on training in ethnographic fieldwork methodology through participation in accredited field school or similar programs

All full-time UMaine students are eligible, preference will be given to undergraduates.  Grant funds can be used for lodging, travel, food, registration costs, tuition, or for expendable material (e.g., batteries) for documentation equipment or its rental.  Grant funds cannot be used for a stipend or honorarium, nor for the purchase of equipment.

Completed applications should be submitted by email to MHC Director Beth Wiemann ( with the subject line “Sandy and Bobby Ives Research Award Application.” Applications will be judged on a rolling basis by the MHC Faculty Advisory Group.