The HistoryMakers, Research Funding Academic Research, Creative Study & Digital Humanities Fellowship Funds

The HistoryMakers

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020


After a successful inaugural round of fellowships in 2019, The HistoryMakers is excited to announce the start of a new round of student and faculty fellowships for the summer of 2020!

The HistoryMakers is inviting 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 2020 (April–September 2020)Applicant’s work must use content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the below descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2020, 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. Applicants MUST be affiliated with one of The HistoryMakers subscribing colleges and universities (see below listing).

Submit applications online

Fellowship Duration: April 2020 – September 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020

 

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

Fellowship Duration: April 2020 – September 2020

              Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020

 

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. Applicants MUST be affiliated with one of The HistoryMakers subscribing colleges and universities (see below listing).

Submit applications online

Fellowship Duration: April 2020 – November 2020

             Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020

 

See the above links for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Posted: February 07, 2020