Applications Due: November 14, 2023
The Peter and Edith O’Donnell Endowment Grant Program in the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs provides grants to aid scholars doing research at the George Bush Presidential Library. Research must include, but is not limited to, holdings of the George Bush Presidential Library. Funds are awarded for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the George Bush Presidential Library.
Deadline: The application deadline is November 14, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in January 2024.
Awards: The program awards grants ranging from $500 to $2,500. Funds are issued in two payments. One-half of the approved funds will be distributed once travel arrangements have been made, and the remaining balance will be distributed after the submission of the final report. Please note: Applicants located outside of the U.S. have a different process for the disbursement of funds.
Award Period: January 2024 – July 2025
Eligibility: Researchers and scholars interested inconducting relevant research at the George Bush Presidential Library. Includes, but is not limited to tenured, non-tenured, tenure-track, Pre-Doc, and Post-Doc researchers and scholars interested in the era of the 41st U.S.A president, George H.W. Bush (1989-1993). This can include national or international research.
Prospective researchers are strongly encouraged to write, call or email the Bush Library staff in advance of submitting an application to determine whether the library contains material relevant to their research topic. (Contact: email@example.com or (979) 691-4041)
Review: Applications will be reviewed by a panel of scholars and administrators from the Bush School, other colleges/schools on campus, and the George Bush Presidential Library archival staff.
Selection Criteria: Funding priority will be given to proposals that a) have the greatest likelihood of publication and subsequent usefulness to educators, scholars, students, and policymakers, and b) bring newly available research materials to light.
Publications Receiving Support Must Acknowledge: “The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the George Bush Presidential Library Archives.”
Reporting Requirements: Upon completion of the project, grantees are required to submit a brief report on their research to the Scowcroft Institute and a copy of any publications resulting from their research. The publications will be placed in the George Bush Presidential Library.
Location: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Easterwood Airport in College Station is served by American Airlines and is a two-hour drive northwest of Houston and a three-hour drive south of Dallas-Fort Worth.
How to Apply: Complete the Grant Application Form
- Project Description (2 pages max)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Writing References (2 required)
The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a research institute housed in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. The institute is named in honor of LTG (r) Brent Scowcroft, whose long and distinguished career in public service included serving as National Security Advisor for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. The Institute’s core mission is to foster and disseminate policy-oriented research on international affairs by supporting faculty and student research, hosting international speakers and major scholarly conferences, and providing grants to outside researchers to use the holdings of the Bush Library.
Program Contact: Questions concerning the O’Donnell Grant Program should be directed to: