August 31, 2009
Professor Michelle McKinley to Compete in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Competition
Assistant Professor Michelle McKinley is once again adding to her long list of awards and accolades.
The University of Oregon has selected Professor McKinley’s research proposal as one of only two the university will submit to the 2010 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Competition. The university will submit proposals to the NEH by October 1. Professor McKinley’s preliminary proposal was selected by a faculty nominating committee and submitted to the university’s Vice President for Research Richard Linton for consideration in the competition.
Professor McKinley’s proposal focuses on her ongoing research project, “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.”
NEH Summer Stipend recipients are awarded $6,000 for two consecutive months of fulltime research and writing. Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.