The Christopher Brodigan Award 

Due April 25, 2022 by 11:55pm (EST)


Contact Prof. Alice Hadler ( or Prof. Laura Ann Twagira (

Applications must be sensitive to health and safety protocols, including travel restrictions and public health guidelines.  The award committee encourages the submission of digital project proposals and those designed with physical distancing in mind or that include a flexible timeline during the award year (2022-2023).  See the CDC website for specific global travel guidelines (  

Application Instructions

1. Read the general decription of the Brodigan Award and look at examples of past projects.

2. Submit the application that includes the following:

  • A proposal (2 pages) which includes the following information:
    • Description of project
    • Plan for carrying out the project
    • Identification and description of any sponsoring organization
    • If appropriate, the proposal should address any concerns regarding health, safety or political sensitivity
  • A budget, including airfare and room and board costs (1 page)
  • A resume, including a listing and description of relevant Wesleyan coursework or other experiences
  • The name of one faculty member who will serve as a reference for you and for your project

3. Application Due: Monday April 25, 2022 by 11:55pm EST. Applications should be submitted by email to Professor Alice Hadler (

For guidance on writing a successful grant proposal, please consult “The Art of Writing Proposals” on the Social Sciences Research Council website. Students may also consider contacting last year’s recipients (listed below)to request copies of their proposals and tips on writing an effective proposal.