Terms of Grants

Page/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/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

In addition to the blog post at the beginning of the grant period, scholars will be required to write and submit a blog post as part of the final report. The post must summarize publicly available findings from the research work. The post will appear on the Page Center website. Visit the blog guidelines page for more information. 

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. The scholar agrees to make a good-faith effort to secure from the publisher a royalty-free, non-transferable, non-exclusive right and license for the University to republish 1) short excerpts of a long text, 2) an abstract of a long text, or 3) an entire article-length text, in a compendium for non-commercial research or educational purposes.

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:

"This project was supported by a Page Legacy Scholar Grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do no necessarily reflect the views of Penn State."


For more information on the Page Center and the Legacy Scholar competition, contact PageCenter@psu.edu.