Crown Center Scholarship and Research Support

Scholarly Writing and Research Groups (SWARG)

Summer is an excellent to form (and re-constitute) a SWARG to provide mutual support for creative work, research, and writing. Groups often form themselves based on interests, career stages, or disciplines.  Typically faculty can apply to receive reimbursement for expenses up to $200 (per group) in the summer to cover lunches, meeting refreshments, etc. to advance their scholarly writing.

Application process: Email Peony Fhagen with the names of participants in your SWARG.


Crown Manuscript Workshop Grant

The Crown Manuscript Workshop Grant Program supports and promotes productive scholarship at CC. Through this grant, a faculty member can bring together up to two external colleagues who are knowledgeable about the project topic for an intensive two-day seminar discussing and revising the scholar’s manuscript. Over the past years, the Manuscript Workshops have supported scholars in producing excellent publications in a variety of fields.

This workshopping grant is for faculty who have a book project, major dissertation revision in the form of a nearly completed manuscript, or significant creative work.

Recipients may arrange for a seminar with up to two external colleagues (one of whom may be a publisher) working intensively on the full manuscript with the author. Honorarium for knowledgeable scholars is $500 each, plus additional travel expenses and lodging and meal costs.

Application process

Completed applications and supporting materials (as a PDF file) should be sent by email to Peony Fhagen (


The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Proposals must include:

  • a letter of application including a brief description of the project
  • a justification for the workshop and its timing
  • a list of proposed attendees and their qualifications
  • an itemized budget for travel and lodging cost for the seminar, plus honorarium

Projects that are contracted and close to publication will be prioritized. Awards will be deposited to the recipient’s research account to be administered by the faculty using regular college financial procedures.

Within the calendar year following the workshop, the recipient must submit a report about progress and publication of the manuscript.

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