The Peter and Edith O'Donnell Endowment in the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (formerly administered by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation) provides grants to aid scholars doing research at the George Bush Presidential Library. Research must include, but not be limited to, holdings of the George Bush Presidential Library.
AWARDS: The program awards grants ranging from $500 to $2,500.
ELECTION: A panel of scholars and administrators from the Scowcroft Institute and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum reviews the applications and decides on funding levels.
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.
DEADLINE: Awards are announced in the fall. The deadline for awards is October 30, 2019.
LOCATION: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. College Station is served by a number of airlines and is a two hour drive northwest of Houston and a three hour drive south of Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a research institute housed the in 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.
The Peter and Edith O'Donnell Grant Program is administered by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.
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.
Applicants should submit electronically the following items as a single .pdf document: a research proposal detailing the nature and scope of their research project, a curriculum vita, the names and institutions of three references, and a budget outlining the amount needed for travel, lodging, and any other research expenses. The document's name should contain the name of the applicant.
Each application is evaluated by the Library archival staff to ascertain that there is material at the Library appropriate for the research topic. A panel of scholars and administrators from the Scowcroft Institute and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum reviews the applications and decides on funding and funding levels.
Each applicant receives a letter informing them of the panel's decision. Grantees are informed that the use of their grants is to occur within a year of their award letter. Grantees are issued two checks. One half of the approved funds will be provided in order to assist with travel to the Library. The other half will be issued to the researcher during their research trip.
Upon conclusion of the research, grantees are requested to submit a brief report on their research to the Scowcroft Institute and two copies of any publications resulting from their research. The publications will be placed in the George Bush Presidential Library.
O'DONNELL GRANT PROGRAM
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4220
Phone: (979) 845-1540
Fax: (979) 845-4155