The Clinton Jackson and Evelyn Coley Research Grant

To honor the memory of Judge Clinton Jackson Coley and his wife Evelyn Coley, the Alabama Historical Association offers every other year a graduate student grant. The $500 grant is open to any graduate student conducting research on an Alabama-related topic.

The next grant will be awarded in April 2019. Check back here for more information closer to date.

Previous winners of Coley Research Grant:

2017Anna Hrom, Duke University
Topic: “Fraud Heaven, Tort Hell: Tort Law as a Tool for Consumer Protection in Alabama, From 1970 to the Present”

Hayden McDaniel, University of Southern Mississippi

Emilie Connolly, New York University

Topic: "From Carver to Carter: The Political Economy of Peanut Cultivation in the South, 1920-1976"

Topic: "Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795-1865"

2013Jeffrey Thomas Perry, Purdue UniversityTopic: "From 'Disturbers' to Protectors of the Peace: Baptist Church Discipline and Legalities on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, 1780-1865"
2011Thomas Chase Hagood, University of Georgia
Topic: "Rewriting the Frontier: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1816-1916"
2009Scotty Kirkland, University of South Alabama
Topic: Gessner McCorvey and restricting the Black vote in Mobile
2007Jennifer Newman, Auburn University
Topic: Religious beliefs and identity of Alabama and Georgia women during the Civil War
2005Anthony Donaldson, Auburn University
Topic: "Goal Posts and Ivory Towers: The University of Alabama and Auburn University, 1871-1941: A Study of the Relationship Between Traditional Universities and Land-Grant Colleges"