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   Cecilia L. Johnson Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars


Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Cameron Strang (University of Texas, Austin) for research on scientific knowledge on the Florida frontier

Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington) for research on Zora Neale Hurston


Chris Wilhelm (Floridat State University) for research on the creation of Everglades National Park

Jonathan DeCoster (Brandeis University) for research on early colonial alliances and rivalries among the native peoples of Flordia

The Cecilia L. Johnson Grant provides funds for graduate student researchers who wish to come to the University of Florida to work in the Florida history collections. Application is open to all graduate students at higher institutions of learning, with special attention to students coming from a distance. Awards are for $1000. Researchers are required to spend at least one week (five working days) on the University of Florida campus making use of materials in Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Library. Preference will be given to students who are currently working on an article, thesis, or book dealing with some aspect of Florida history, or in which Florida is a major component of research. All applications will be reviewed by a judging panel composed of archivists and historians at the University of Florida.

For information on how to apply see the Application Instructions or contact James Cusick at The next application period will open October 1, 2010 and will close February 1, 2011.

The University of Florida gratefully acknowledges friends and family of Cecilia L. Johnson for their support of this award for graduate research, and especially those who contributed in memory of Joshua C. Johnson.

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