G. Thomas Eisele Research Fellowship: Call for proposals


This award recognizes and acknowledges the role of the federal courts and judiciary in the state of Arkansas and promotes a better understanding of that role through scholarly study at the professional, graduate, or undergraduate level. Interdisciplinary projects will be considered.
This award supports:

  • Researching the federal judiciary in Arkansas and its role in Arkansas history, politics, or culture.
  • Identifying collateral cultural and governmental impacts from actions by the federal judiciary in Arkansas.
  • Promoting Arkansas’s place in the national or global judicial context.

Criteria for selection

Recipients will be selected based on the submission of a complete application, the strength of the letter of recommendation, and the clarity and substance of the project design.


Awards may be granted at the professional, graduate, or undergraduate level. Funds are available for research stipends as well as for materials, books, equipment, or travel necessary for the completion of a project or activity in furtherance of the purpose of this award.


Sponsored by the G. Thomas Eisele Endowment for the study of the United States Federal Courts in Arkansas held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Research materials related to Judge Eisele can be found at the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture and the Central Arkansas Library System’s Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.


A certificate and cash award of up to $1,000. Up to two awards may be given during an award cycle.

Deadline and requirements

All applications should be submitted to cahc@ualr.edu by Monday, March 2, 2020. Applications must include the following documents:

  • Resume/cv
  • At least one letter of recommendation.
  • Essay of no more than 500 words discussing: research question, anticipated resources to be used, and expected products (presentations, publications, etc.).
  • Proposed budget.
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