A number of great funding opportunities with rapidly approaching deadlines are listed below. We will update this blog post as we learn of other opportunities with March deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2015
Mellon Scholars Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History
Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016 or January 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2015, with a decision to be made by April 15.
Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016; application deadline March 1, 2015, with a decision to be made by April 15.
DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)
The Gordon P. Golding Senior Honors Thesis Award
The Gordon P. Golding Fund provides financial support to promote undergraduate research on the African American experience from the early 17th through the late 19th centuries. Research grants are available to help offset the cost of conducting a Senior Honors Thesis. The grants, up to $500, can cover the cost of equipment, supplies, software, publications, transportation, and other expenses. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, senior honors theses and research-based undergraduate courses. Application deadline March 4, 2014.
Application linked here: https://honorscarolina.unc.edu/files/2015/01/HTRG-Application-2015-Spring.doc
DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2015
Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Short-term Fellowship (Summer 2015)
The BMRC offers 1-month residential fellowships in the City of Chicago for its Summer Short-term Fellowship Program. Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2009, the Summer Short-term Fellowship Program has engaged scholars, artists, writers, and public historians from the United States and Europe to better formulate new historical narratives of Chicago’s past. The new, original research and art developed through this program is significant as it illuminates the national and international importance of Chicago’s African American community. Application deadline March 8, 2015.
Application linked here: http://bmrc.uchicago.edu/content/2015-application-procedures