Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fellowship: Marcus Garvey Foundation

Marcus Garvey Foundation graduate research fellowships. Kindly share with doctoral candidates working in the areas of African, African diaspora, Caribbean, and African American History/Studies. The two available fellowships are: 1) Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship: This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses. 2) Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship: This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. papers (Finding Aid: located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection. "The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond... In fact, the Harvey collection shows the complexity, intensity and longevity of black nationalist ideology prior to the Black Power Movement. Its rich and diverse collection of historical documents, ranging from political manifestos and pamphlets to printed materials, showcase the importance of Garveyism in African American history." –Tshepo Masango Chéry, 2009-2010 Jean Harvey Slappy Fellow APPLYING FOR THE FELLOWSHIPS: ***All applications & attachments must be received by March 7, 2013*** Decisions will be announced on April 22, 2013 While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the field of African and African diaspora studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship. Required application materials: * 2-page summary of the larger research project * 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline * Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) * One recommendation from an advising professor All application materials (and recommendations sent directly from advising professors) must be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by midnight on the deadline of March 7, 2013 to: GarveyFoundation(at)gmail(dot) com For more information, please contact us at: GarveyFoundation(at)gmail(dot)com, or at: Marcus Garvey Foundation P.O. Box 42379 Philadelphia, PA 19101 The Marcus Garvey Foundation, Inc., established in 1961 in New York City, is a non-profit organization whose work is informed by the educational philosophy and ideals of Marcus Mosiah Garvey.