External Grants

2018 – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, for three months research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.

2017 – Kress Foundation, $25,000 to fund an international conference on “Emblematica Politica in Context,” in September 2018  and the publication of invited conference papers. This grant also funds research by graduate students at the University of Illinois.  With Lia Markey, Director, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago.

2017 – “Skokloster as a Laboratory for the Humanities,” from Stockholm   University and Riksjubilaeums Fond, Sweden, with Elisabeth Wåghäll-Nivre, Stockholm University, 14-19 August.

2016 – 2017 – The Newberry Library, Chicago, National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship to research the monograph “Early Modern Intellectual Networks: Emblems as Open Sources, a social history of the emblem.

2016 – 2017 Patricia Labalme Grant from the Renaissance Society of America for one-month’s research at the Centro Vittore Branca at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy.

2016 –  DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) two-month’s summer funding to conduct research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.

2015 – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Short-term fellowship, for two weeks in March 2015 for project “New Directions in Emblematica Online

2013 – 2015: National Endowment for the Humanities: Emblematica Online II

Mara Wade (PI), Timothy Cole, Myung-Ja Han, and Harriett Green (co-PIs), $280,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the research project “Emblematica Online II” in the Historical Collections and Reference Resources Program. The campus has provided significant additional funds for a total of $330,000 in cash funds to build an authoritative virtual collection in support of humanities scholarship and pedagogy. This was the largest amount awarded in this NEH program in the competition year.

2013 – Newberry Library, Chicago, Recipient of the Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Award for a book on European civilization before 1700. For publication (with Sara C. Smart, ed.) of The Palatine Wedding of 1613: Protestant Alliance and Court Festival. Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung, Vol. 29. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013. (650 pp.; 100 illustrations; 22 color plates)

2013 – Senior Fellow des Landes Niedersachsen, for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, six weeks, July-August, € 2,700 per month

2012 – ICHASS SRC, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emblematica Online was one of nine projects selected to collaborate closely with the I-CHASS and National Center for Supercomputing Applications to shape their research projects to take advantage of advanced computing resources such as large-scale parallel processing, algorithmic development, and new interface design.

2012 – Senior Fellow des Landes Niedersachsen, for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, six weeks, July-August, € 2,700 per month

2011– DAAD, for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, April-June, €4,000

2011 – Alexander von Humboldt, for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, January-March, € 4,500

2009 – 2012 DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program: Joint Digitization Projects for “Emblematica On-line,” PIs: Mara Wade (Illinois) and Thomas Stäcker (Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel); Co-PIs: Timothy Cole, MJ Han (app. $375,000 with app. $180,000 from NEH and € 120,000 from DFG). This was the largest amount awarded in this NEH program in the competition year.

2008 – Herzog Ernst Stipendium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Forschungsbibliothek, Gotha, Germany for one-month’s summer research (€ 3,000)

2006 – Mellon Grant for Early Modern Studies to bring Professor Helen Watanabe O’Kelly (Oxford University) to UIUC in March-April, 2007, including the state-of-the art conference March 29-31, 2007, “Gender Matters: Re-Reading Death and Violence in Early Modern Literature and Culture”; three-day program included 14 external speakers, 12 UIUC speakers (including a younger scholars’ panel), and two concerts of Renaissance Music. ($32,000)

2002 – 2005, Alexander von Humboldt Transcoop research grant with Dr. Thomas Stäcker, Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB), Wolfenbüttel. To support a German-American research project for digitizing emblems. Support included equipment and a research assistant for the HAB, research visits between both sites, an opening and concluding invited conference on emblems at the HAB. (Owing to a medical leave, this grant actually began in 2003 and closed March 2007). (€ 45,000 over three years)

2000 – 2001, American Scandinavian Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, one-month summer research ($3,000)

2000 – DAAD/AATG, Dresden and Wolfenbüttel, Germany, one-month summer research ($3,000)

2000 – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France—one month summer research conducted at the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Paris; UIUC/CNRS exchange (app. $3,000)

1999 – Newberry Library, Chicago, Center for Renaissance Studies, consortium grant for research, July ($300)

1998 – Fulbright, for teaching and research at the Seminar für deutsche Philologie der Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany, April-July (app. $6,000)

1995 – Jagellonian University Library, Cracow, Poland through the Library Exchange Program of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (app. $1,500)

1994 – 1995, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany; grant for three semesters to conduct research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (app. 60,000 DM)

1993 – DAAD/AATG – German Academic Exchange Service summer grant administered through the American Association of Teachers of German for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel ($3,000)

1992 – American Scandinavian Foundation – summer grant for research at the Royal Library and State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark ($3,000)

1991 – Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; Summer housing stipend to research my invited contributions for the Spectacvlvm Evropaevm (see publications)

1990 – American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to attend “European Renaissance: National Traditions” (8-11 August) and “International Emblem Conference” (13-17 August) in Glasgow, Scotland (app. $2,500)

1990 – Fulbright, Western European Research Grant for six months research in Denmark and Germany (app. 40,000 DM)

1988 – American Philosophical Society Grant for research at the Royal Library and State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark ($3,000)

1988 – American Association of Teachers of German for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, West Germany ($3,000)

1984 – 1985- American Association of University Women Dissertation Completion Grant (one year)

1983 – DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) dissertation research at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (six months)

1978 – 1980 – Fulbright, for study of Theater History, Freie Universität, Berlin (post-MA; two years)

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