C.L.R. Fellowship – Apply Now!

C.L.R. James Research Fellowship


Application Deadline–January 15, 2018

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2018 C.L.R. James Research Fellowship to support research towards the completion of a dissertation or publication of a book. Named after Afro-Trinidadian theorist C.L.R. James, the research fellowships are intended to promote research in black intellectual history by graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members at any rank. Three fellowships of $2000 will be awarded this year to help cover the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research. One of these awards will be reserved for a scholar who is currently working or studying at an HBCU. The award will be announced formally at the AAIHS Conference. Membership in AAIHS is required.

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. Please send the following documents in a single PDF document: short c.v. (no more than 3 pages), 3-5 page project proposal, budget, and arrange to have one letter of recommendation sent to AAIHS (aaihs10@gmail.com).

Applicants will be notified in March 2018. Funds must be used by December 30, 2018. Recipients will be required to submit a detailed report to the conference chair. Graduate student applicants must have passed their qualifying exams.

2017-2018 Prize Committee

Dr. Christopher CameronUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (chair)

Dr. Devyn BensonDavidson College 

Dr. Ashley D. FarmerBoston University 

*Please do not email submissions to the committee–send all submissions and inquires directly to AAIHS (aaihs10@gmail.com)

Previous Recipients
  • Crystal EddinsMichigan State University
  • Garrett FelberUniversity of Michigan
  • Brian LefresneUniversity of Guelph
  • Merve FejzulaUniversity of Cambridge

Grant Opportunity!

The Kapor Center for Social Impact is seeking proposals to design and implement research projects that illuminate biases and innovative interventions to ameliorate barriers faced by underrepresented populations throughout the tech pipeline. For an overview of the grants program, including currently funded projects, please see this link. To apply for funds, please see the attached RFP (also available at this link).
Proposals are due by August 31, 2017.  Three awards of $15,000 per award will be made. Let me know if you have any questions, and please feel free to forward to your networks!
Many thanks,
Alexis Martin, Ph.D.
Director of Research

A New Multi-Media Resource: Kanopy

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Wyeth Foundation for American Art Symposium: Artists Panel: The African American Art World in Twentieth-Century Washington, DC

In this program, presented on March 17, 2017, eight distinguished artists discuss their careers and relationships as members of the Washington, DC, art world. Panelists are Lilian Thomas Burwell, Floyd Coleman, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Keith A. Morrison, Martin Puryear, Sylvia Snowden, and Lou Stovall. Ruth Fine, former curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, moderated the panel, which was part of a two-day symposium at the National Gallery of Art. The program was organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in collaboration with the Howard University Gallery of Art and was supported by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

Released: July 04, 2017