2021 Grant Cancelled
As a result of the Pandemic, scholars are having difficulty contacting and accessing manuscript collections around the world. Consequently, the Board of the Manuscript Society has voted NOT to award the Maass Grant of $5,000 to a graduate student in the spring of 2021. Hopefully, the application process can resume the following year, in 2022.
Past recipients include the 2020 award winner, Christopher Richards who is studying at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. 2019 grant winner, Taylor A. Sims, researched “Everyday Women and the English Reformation: Gender and Religion in the Diocese of Salisbury, 1450–1600.”
Kyle Bond, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Princeton University was the 2018 recipient of the Richard Maass Research Grant and Ms Silvia Escanilla Huerta, a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received the award in 2017.
These students and many others have made the society proud with their fine work. We look forward to 2022 with great anticipation.