The Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant

The Pan Am Historical Foundation announces the first annual Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant. Up to $1,500 will be awarded to support scholarly research using the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records held by the University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections Division. The grant honors two of Pan Am’s most avid historians, Dave Abrams and Gene Banning.

Pan Am was a world leader in American commercial aviation since its first international flight in 1927. The Pan Am records date from 1927 to the 1990s and include administrative and financial files; technical and research reports; public relations and promotional materials; internal publications including newsletters, journals and press releases; and thousands of photographs.

The grant is open to advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. Priority will be given to research proposals that will result in publication in any media.

Application Procedures Applicants must submit a proposal of no more than two pages describing their research project; curriculum vitae or résumé; and two letters of recommendation.

Application deadline is October 20, 2006.

Please send inquiries and applications to:

The Dave Abrams & Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant c/o Maria R. Estorino University of Miami Libraries PO Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320 [email protected]