Greetings!

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of three sets of fellowships – Academic ResearchDigital Humanities, and Creative Study – created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019)Applicant’s work must come out of their use of, and/or be inspired by, content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the attached descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2019, and finished products will be featured on The HistoryMakers website. They will also compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Academic Research – (4) $7,500 Awards

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kyr5CNcZ76OOTfa62

Digital Humanities – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/QwF4euuab6G0oMH72

 

Creative Study – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/X79X5NWiGe1oZFrO2

 

See the attached for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.

 

For any inquiries, please contact thmfellows@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dionti Davis

Special Assistant to the President

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 674-1900 | (312) 674-1915 (fax)

dd@thehistorymakers.org

www.thehistorymakers.org

 

 

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Author: Leslie L Morgan

Leslie serves as the Africana Studies and Education Librarian within the Hesburgh Libraries.