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Clinton Jackson and Evelyn Coley Research Grant Fund

To honor the memory of Judge Clinton Jackson Coley and his wife Evelyn Coley, the Alabama Historical Association offers every other year a graduate student grant. The $500 grant is open to any graduate student conducting research on an Alabama-related topic.

The next grant will be awarded in April 2015 at the annual meeting of the Alabama Historical Association.

Applications should include a statement of the student's intended plan of work, a letter of reference from the chairman of the department in which the student is enrolled, and/or a letter of reference from the student's major professor. Electronic submissions are welcome.

Please submit nominations to:

Mark Palmer
Alabama Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery AL 36130-0100
or email:

Previous winners of Coley Research Grant:

2013  Jeffrey Thomas Perry, Purdue University Topic: "From 'Disturbers' to Protectors of the Peace: Baptist Church Discipline and Legalities on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, 1780-1865"   
2011 Thomas Chase Hagood, University of Georgia Topic: "Rewriting the Frontier: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1816-1916"
2009 Scotty Kirkland, University of South Alabama Topic: Gessner McCorvey and restricting the Black vote in Mobile
2007   Jennifer Newman, Auburn University Topic: Religious beliefs and identity of Alabama and Georgia women during the Civil War
2005 Anthony Donaldson, Auburn University Topic: "Goal Posts and Ivory Towers: The University of Alabama and Auburn University, 1871-1941: A Study of the Relationship Between Traditional Universities and Land-Grant Colleges"