LAWCHA/Labor Research Grant

Cindy Hahamovitch
Cindy Hahamovitch is a scholar of southern, immigration, and labor history in a global context. She is the author of two books: The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (UNC Press, 1997) and the triple prize-winning, No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press).
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The Labor and Working-Class History Association and Labor: Studies in Working-Class History will jointly award a $2,000 research grant for a contingent faculty scholar, independent scholar, or community college faculty member engaged in work related to working people, their lives, workplaces, communities, organizations, cultures, activism, and societal context in any period and place. If the research results in an article, Labor will have first-right-of-refusal for publication, though publication is not guaranteed.


The intent of this award is to provide financial assistance for a labor history scholar who lacks access to traditional academic support for research. Eligibility is restricted to scholars employed as contingent faculty, including but not limited to adjunct faculty, visiting assistant professors, post-docs, term faculty; independent scholars without a formal academic affiliation; and community college faculty without institutional research support. Those with access to graduate school or other graduate student funds are not eligible.

All applicants must be members of LAWCHA. There is a reduced membership rate for contingent faculty and independent scholars.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to [email protected] by February 1, 2023:

  1. Project description (up to 750 words) indicating the scope of your work, its significance in your field, the specific uses to which you will put the funds, and how you meet the eligibility requirements related to institutional support.
  2. A curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.

Cindy Hahamovitch
President, LAWCHA (Labor and Working Class History Association)