The family of John S. Tuckey, in order to honor his memory, has generously established the John S. Tuckey Graduate Research Award. The award memorializes a Purdue University Calumet faculty member, whose teaching of American literature and editing/publishing of Mark Twain texts were internationally acclaimed. Dr. Tuckey’s long and outstanding service to Purdue Calumet included headship of the Department of English/Philosophy and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School. His accomplishments were recognized when Purdue University conferred upon him the Hovde Distinguished Service Professorship. The amount of the John S. Tuckey Graduate Research Award will be $1,500. An applicant must be either a regularly admitted, degree-seeking graduate student in the humanities at Purdue Calumet, or a college senior who, during the year of the award, will be a fully admitted, degree-seeking graduate student in the humanities at Purdue Calumet. The recipient must be enrolled in no fewer than three graduate credits per semester during the award period. Recipients may apply the award to research expenses during the year following the announcement. Expenses may include (but not be limited to) travel, food and lodging, photo-copying or research materials. The University expects recipients to acknowledge the support of Purdue University Calumet in any publication that emanates from the award.
The Graduate School also announces the availability of three semester-long research grants for the Fall or Spring of the 2012-13 academic year. Each $750 grant will be available either to a new or continuing regularly-admitted, degree-seeking graduate student matriculating at Purdue Calumet, or to a college senior who, by the beginning of the semester of the award, will be a regularly-admitted, degree- seeking graduate student matriculating at Purdue Calumet. The recipient of the research grant must be enrolled in no fewer than three graduate credits per semester during the award period.