The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers, and members of the general public on the history of Congress, legislative process, and current issues facing Congress. The ACSC encourages the preservation of material that documents the work of Congress, including the papers of representatives and senators, and supports programs that make those materials available for educational and research use.

Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

The Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant is awarded annually to support graduate-level research conducted at one of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress member repositories. An award of up to $1500 may be used to underwrite travel, lodging, copying, scanning, and other research expenses incurred during the award year. Top consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues primarily related to the study of Congress.

Grants for Research in Congressional Collections

The ACSC program Grants for Research in Congressional Collections is funded at $2,500 per year. Institutional members are eligible to apply for individual grants not to exceed $500 on behalf of individuals who have conducted research in an ACSC member’s congressional collections. Note that this grants program is unusual in that grants will be awarded after research has been conducted.

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