Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Research grants

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies offers research grants, in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Special Collections, providing honoraria to enable researchers to visit Special Collections and conduct Civil War-related research.

We are accepting applications for 2018-19 grants until March 30, 2018. Click here for full details: 2018-19 VCCWS Research Grants announcement


Meet the 2017-2018 Recipients


Cristina Bon is a research fellow at the Catholic University of Milan in Italy. She is researching the role played by John Janney in Virginia’s Secession Convention.

Stephen Engle is professor of history at Florida Atlantic History. He is working on a biography of Massachusetts governor John Andrew, advocate of the use of black troops in the Union army.

Steve Nash teaches in the history department at East Tennessee State University. He is studying African Americans in Appalachia following the Civil War.

Christina Regelski, a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University, researches elite white southern women who were displaced by the Civil War.






Click here to learn about previous research grant recipients