Monica T. Davis Wins AWRN Graduate Student Research Grant | Atlantic World Research Network

Monica T. Davis Wins AWRN Graduate Student Research Grant

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 Atlantic World Research Network (AWRN) Graduate Student Research Grant has been awarded to Monica T. Davis, MFA Student in Interior Architecture with a Post-Baccalaureate Historic Preservation Certificate.

This AWRN grant of $500 will help to support Monica’s Interior Architecture MFA Thesis Project, “Reviving Historic Shotgun Homes in the East Wilson Historic District, 132 East Ash Street.” More specifically, this grant will enable her to acquire necessary materials for repair and restoration of this historic “Shotgun” house’s original wood windows, replacement of the current front door with a historically appropriate wood panel door and screen door, and replacement of sections of deteriorated clapboards on the street face of the house with kiln-dried wood clapboards.

Congratulations to Monica in formulating a project that promises not only to understand and celebrate a uniquely transatlantic architectural form, but also to participate in restoring a piece of cultural history for actual dwelling and use. Many thanks also to Professor Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll for contributing her helpful and detailed letter of support.

AWRN Graduate Student Research Grants are available by application each fall and are open to MA, MS, MBA, MFA, and PHD student applicants seeking to defray the costs of travel to collections, conferences, field work sites, artistic and theatrical venues, museums, summer seminars, and specialized summer schools. For further information, please email