Terms of Grants

Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar awards are firm-fixed price grants that are disbursed to the scholars’ institutions in two or more (depending on the size of the grants) installments — the first after the contract is signed and the last after receipt and approval of the final report.  The awards, unless otherwise noted, are for one year.  Awards to non-academics are disbursed to the individual applicants in two or more (depending on the size of the grant) installments.

A final report detailing the results of the grant, work still in progress, and how the project furthered the mission of the Page Center is due no later than 30 days after the end of the grant.  Details about the content of the report can be found below. The Center expects all Page and Johnson Legacy Scholars to share their findings with scholarly, professional and/or general audiences through venues such as:

► Articles in professional and scholarly journals

► Books and monographs

► Teaching curricula for universities and/or professional workshops

► Op-ed pieces or articles in the popular press

► Electronic media projects

► Lectures, demonstrations, and other public presentations

► Seminars, workshops or symposia

As part of the final report, scholars will be required to write and submit a blog post summarizing publicly available findings from their research work. The post will appear on the Page Center website.

Scholars retain copyright for work produced under the grant but agree that the Page Center retains the right to republish short texts or abstract long texts done as part of their award without additional cost to the Center.  If scholars transfer copyright, they agree to make a good-faith effort to secure those same republication rights from the publisher. Any such publication or other dissemination of the work should clearly acknowledge the support of the Arthur W. Page Center at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State, and copies should be forwarded to the Center.


For more information on the Page Center and the Legacy Scholar Competition, contact:

Elaine Files, coordinator of research administration
The Arthur W. Page Center, Donald P Bellisario College of Communications
4 Carnegie Building, Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

814-863-6307 or efs2@psu.edu