SUNY Cortland Selected to Receive Grant From National Endowment for Humanities
Yesterday, US Representative Richard Hanna announced that the SUNY Research Foundation at Cortland has been selected to receive an over $179,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities.
The Foundation with this grant will allow them to study “Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.”
These types of grants are highly competitive and there is a tough review and selection process to make sure the best humanities program is selected.
SUNY Cortland President Dr. Erik Bitterbaum said “Kevin Sheets is one of America’s most gifted young historians.” Dr. Kevin Sheets is a SUNY Cortland professor and is the director for the research.
Dr. Randi Storch, a professor and chair of the Department of History at SUNY Cortland, will be the co-chair of the project says Dr. Sheets.
The two will partner on the project with several other institutions including the 1890 House Museum and the Cortland County Historical Society, both located in Cortland, and the Adirondack Museum and the Great Camps at Sagamore and Uncas in the Adirondack Park.