AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Fellowship: Chicago Research
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions whose mission is to make broadly accessible members' holdings of materials that document African-American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a focus on materials relating to Chicago. The University of Chicago serves as the BMRC's host institution.
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium is accepting applications for two fellowship programs:
1) The BMRC Short-Term Fellowship Program in African-American Studies supports scholars, professional artists, and writers who wish to conduct research in BMRC member institutions' collections relating to African-American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics. The fellowship period is for one or two months during the summer of 2009. Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000 per month while conducting research in Chicago. Qualified scholars, composers, media artists, musicians, visual artists, and writers are encouraged to apply.
2) The BMRC is also administering the Timuel D. Black, Jr. Short-Term Fellowship in African-American Studies. The Timuel D. Black, Jr. Fund, a standing committee of the Vivian G. Harsh Society, Inc., is providing short-term research fellowships related to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature housed at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library of the Chicago Public Library. The fellowship program supports scholars, writers, educators, and institutional researchers who would benefit from research conducted at the Vivian G. Harsh Collection. The fellowship period is for one or two months during the summer of 2009. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,000 per month while conducting research in Chicago.
For more information on how to apply, visit http://www.blackmetropolisresearch.org/