Thanks to generous support from the Kenney estate, the New Netherland Institute offered, for the first time in 2019, the Alice P. Kenney Travel Grant, which helped cover travel costs for "students" to attend our 42nd Annual Conference at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 5. Current enrollment in an academic program is not required.

The purpose of the award is to support the travel of scholars at the early stage of their career who have an interest in New Netherland. A recent graduate who is considering graduate school, for example, is eligible. The definition of student is at the discretion of the committee.

To apply, please send a one-page explanation of how attendance at the conference will help your development as a scholar to along with a rough travel budget. If your travel is minimal, don't hesitate to apply for funds to cover only the cost of conference registration.

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. More


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