The Luke Kendall Small Research Award supports work on senior research projects for the AMST and IDS majors. It is given out no more than twice per academic year.

Grants of up to $500 per student can be used to support:

  • travel expenses related to research for the senior project
  • production or other technical expenses related to the senior project (e.g. printing, display, computing services - but not the purchase of hardward such as tablets, laptops, video cameras, etc.)
  • other integral aspects of the senior project that carry significant cast

The Luke Kendall Small Research Award is named in memory of former ILA student and IDS 
Teaching Assistant, Luke Kendall. Luke was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland in 1947 and died of 
AIDS in San Francisco in 1990. Prior to his studies at Emory University, Luke attended Memorial 
University (St. Johns) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). His studies in the ILA 
focused on Religion and Psychology.


Students wishing to apply must submit the following:

  • brief cover letter describing your senior project and demonstrating the direction relation between the activities to be funded and the research questions addressed in your project
  • budget
  • letter or email of support from one faculty member with knowledge of or involvement in the activities to be funded
  • evidence that you have also applied to other funding sources (e.g. SIRE, CCA, etc.)

Apply online by submitting the application form.


Applications are due the last day of classes in a given semester for funds to be used in the subsequent semester.

Funds for Spring 2020 - Application is due December 10, 2019
Funds for Fall 2020 - Application is due April 27, 2020


Please contact Dr. Peter Wakefield, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at