Call for Applications: John Galt Society Research Grant

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The John Galt Society welcomes applications for a grant (of up to £300) to defray expenses incurred in connection with research into the works, life or influence of John Galt. Eligible expenses might include transportation to libraries or archives, lodging near libraries or archives (if distant from the researcher’s home), fees or technology costs involved in on-site or on-line access (such as copying or scanning, permissions or equipment requirements). Research projects should have the goal of shedding new light on Galt’s significance in literature, history, socio-political thought or economics. Projects that situate Galt in other fields are also welcome.

Eligible applicants are advanced graduate students (students enrolled in PhD programs at universities around the world); early career scholars (scholars whose doctoral degrees date no more than three years before the application and who have held a permanent or secure academic position for no more than three years), contingent faculty (scholars with PhD degrees who hold part-time or temporary academic positions) or independent scholars (scholars with PhD degrees who do not hold academic positions).

The Grant will be awarded annually. Previous recipients may apply for a second time, but preference will be given to first-time applicants. Applications should be emailed to the Administrator of the John Galt Society Research Grant (Dr. Craig Lamont, University of Glasgow, Applications must include all of the following:

  • Applicant’s name, address, email address.
  • Applicant’s degree and employment status (date of PhD received or expected, institutional affiliation [or statement that the applicant is not affiliated], length of affiliation and whether the position is full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary.
  • Applicant’s cv.
  • Description (approximately 1,000 words) of Applicant’s project, specifying what portion or aspect of it is to aided by the Grant and what specific use of the Grant money will be made. The timetable for carrying out the research should also be indicated.
  • The name, address, email address and affiliation of a scholar whom the Applicant has asked to recommend the project. Applicants should make this request of a scholar familiar with the Applicant’s work and ask the scholar to send the recommendation directly to the Administrator of the John Galt Research Grant.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2024.

Complete applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. The recipient will be announced at the time (usually in March) of the Annual General Meeting of the John Galt Society. It is expected that the research will be carried out and a report submitted within a year of the receipt of the Grant. It is expected that the recipient will join the John Galt Society (if not already a member) before making use of the Grant. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Craig Lamont, Secretary-Treasurer of the John Galt Society and Administrator of the John Galt Society Research Grant ( or to Dr. Regina Hewitt, Chair of the John Galt Society (