New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Awards to New York students in grades 4-12 for outstanding history research projects. Awards are intended to acknowledge projects that demonstrate analysis of the topic and that are presented in the student’s own words. Possible formats include, but are not limited to, papers, documentaries, exhibits, PowerPoint presentations, websites, and performances. Students are encouraged to work closely with their teachers, school library media specialists, public librarians, and local historians while working on their projects. An annotated bibliography is required for all entries.
The main purpose of the awards program is to encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records held in historical records repositories in New York State. The program also serves to increase cooperation between schools and organizations that administer historical records useful for education. Projects are not required to focus on New York State history; however, it can be more convenient and engaging to conduct research using historical records that are found locally in libraries, historical societies, local governments, businesses, community organizations, and with individuals and families. Often, the most successful research projects examine an event from a local point of view.
To qualify for an award, all entries must:
Two categories of research papers are eligible for an award:
For additional competition rules, see: https://www.nysarchivestrust.org/application/files/2515/6570/7638/2020_NYSA_StudentResearchAwards_Guidelines.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 183859
A total of three (3) awards will be given; one each for students in the following divisions: Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.
Each award consists of a framed certificate and a cash prize.
Entries submitted for competition must be researched and developed during the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 school year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Entries should be mailed to:
Student Research Awards
New York State Archives Partnership Trust
9C49 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
Direct questions to:
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