MURAP 2015

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We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the 2015 Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) scholars beginning May 26, until they depart on July 30.

Now in its 21st year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MURAP “is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts.”

This year, the Stone Center Library is thrilled to support this mission by offering a series of lunchtime, drop-in Research Skills Labs that will allow MURAP scholars to deepen their knowledge of research skills and tools that can be of help to them while conducting their research at UNC and once they return to their home institutions.

IAAR Brown Bag – “Student Perspectives on Resegregation in NC Public Schools”

The UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) wraps up their spring 2015 series of brown bag lectures with a presentation by Shelby Dawkins-Law, UNC School of Education, titled “Student Perspectives on Resegregation in NC Public Schools”.

The talk will be held on Monday, April 13 2015 at 12:00pm in Room 309C of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a bibliography to accompany this lecture, the PDF of which can be found here.

‘Returning to Where the Artistic Seed was Planted: Selected Works of J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr.’

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The Stone Center Library is proud to host an exhibit of selected works of J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. beginning on April 1, 2015 and running through June 30, 2015. A native of North Carolina, Grigsby was born in Greensboro, NC in 1918 and was an artist, an art educator and a scholar. He was also a contemporary of several noted 20th century artists including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden.

The 14 paintings that will be on display are part of an exhibit developed by Dr. Marshall Grigsby, son of the artist, for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An opening reception will take place at the Stone Center Library (3rd floor of the Stone Center) on April 1 at 5 pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For event information, contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203.

More information about the exhibition and opening reception can be found here: http://bit.ly/1boA6jD

The Stone Center Library has also prepared a bibliography in support of the exhibit, the PDF of which is available here.

 

Funding Roundup – April 2015

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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 April deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

This one-time scholarship supports African American first-year students who exhibit academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, the potential to contribute to the community during their time at Carolina, and to become actively involved and informed alumni. Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?sid=5477

 

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships are awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to attend the ICPSR Summer Program. The Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three women graduate students in Ph.D. programs. The Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three underrepresented graduate students in Ph.D. programs.  Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://polmeth.wustl.edu/scholarship.php

 

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods is provided by the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and is intended to encourage black graduate students and faculty to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in order to advance their quantitative skills. The Founders Fellowship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of the NBGSA.  Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://bmrc.uchicago.edu/content/2015-application-procedures

 

IAAR Women of Color and Culturally Relevant Educational Leadership

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The UNC Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez Vargas on the topic of culturally relevant leadership in independent schools on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3pm in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a list of references available through UNC-CH Libraries that can shed more light on this and related topics, including culturally relevant education and women in education.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH UNC CHAPEL HILL LIBRARIES

Independent Schools

Beadie, Nancy, and Kimberley Tolley. Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925. New York: Routledge Falmer, 2002. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Case, Agnes Gilman. Operating an Independent School: A Guide for School Leaders. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Hughes, Kimberly B., and Sara A. M. Silva. Identifying Leaders for Urban Charter, Autonomous and Independent Schools: Above and beyond the Standards. Bingley: Emerald Group Pub., 2013. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Independent Schools: A Handbook. 6th ed. Princeton, NJ: Secondary School Admission Test Board, 1980. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Kane, Pearl Rock. Independent Schools, Independent Thinkers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Blacks in Education

Asumah, Seth Nii, and Valencia C. Perkins. Educating the Black Child in the Black Independent School. Binghamton, NY: Global Publications, 2001. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Kane, Pearl Rock., and Alfonso J. Orsini. The Colors of Excellence: Hiring and Keeping Teachers of Color in Independent Schools. New York: Teachers College, 2003. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Leadership through Achievement: Women of Color in Higher Education. Washington, DC: American Council on Education, 2005. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Vargas, Lucila. Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom: Narratives on the Pedagogical Implications of Teacher Diversity. New York: P. Lang, 2002. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Stone Center Library)

Mallery, David. Negro Students in Indepedent Schools. Boston: National Association of Public Schools, 1963. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T. Black Educational Choice Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Stone Center Library)

Women in Education

Dean, Diane R., Susan J. Bracken, and Jeanie K. Allen. Women in Academic Leadership: Professional Strategies, Personal Choices. Sterling, VA.: Stylus Pub., 2009. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

This source list is available as a printable PDF.

Compiled by Stephanie Cornelison

Funding Roundup – March 2015

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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.

2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in Africa Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University

Deadline: 2/27/2015 (review of applications begins) 

More: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50028 

Stanford’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline.  The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.

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, 2015.

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

DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2015

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition  2015-2016 Fellowship

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University invites applications for its 2015-2016 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. To support both established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the Center, the GLC offers two types of residential fellowships: one-month fellowships and four-month fellowships.

To apply to the Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship Program, you are required to submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three to five page statement regarding intended research project (research statement)

A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the INTERFOLIO website at http://apply.interfolio.com/28528 by Monday, March 9, 2015. ***No late applications will be accepted.***

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)

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Harvey Beech Scholarship

Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC, the awards have been given annually since 1989 to recognize community leadership and support of UNC and the Black Alumni Reunion. See previous Harvey Beech Recipients.

Application linked here: http://diversity.unc.edu/resources/new-students/awards/harveybeech/

IAAR Summer Graduate Student Research

The Institute of African American Research welcomes applications for its 2015 Summer Graduate Research Grant. Funds support research that concerns African Americans or the broader African diaspora. While the IAAR especially seeks to fund projects that focus on the well-being and security of black communities anywhere in the world, students working on projects on any topic concerning African Americans or the African diaspora may be apply. Grants will be awarded for up to $2500. Predoctoral and professional school graduate students in any discipline are eligible to apply. Students must be in good standing and have completed four semesters of graduate coursework toward a doctoral or masters degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Research must be carried out between May-August 2015. Award recipients will be required to give a talk in the 2015-2016 IAAR Graduate Student Brown Bag Lecture Series. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)

Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship

The fellowship was created to broaden the student’s college experience; to include opportunities to organize and unite their peers for a common purpose, to instill the propensity to lead  and manage as a vital skill set for future endeavors.  Through this initiative, recipients are awarded semester-long paid fellowships and work directly with the Director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center  For Black Culture and History to develop meaningful leadership experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities.   Application deadline March 20, 2015.

Please contact Chris Wallace chrislw@email.unc.edu or 919-962-7264 for more information.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2015

ASMEA  Now Accepting Travel Grant Applications

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer travel stipends of up to $500 to qualified professors and students who wish to participate in the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference.  To view all application guidelines and learn more about the program, please visit asmeascholars.org or contact ASMEA with questions at info@asmeascholars.org.   Application deadline March 30, 2015.

Application linked here:  https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/3/pages/travelgrant

 

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015

Joel Williamson Visiting Scholar Grant

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars who plan to use the resources available in the UNC-Chapel Hill  Southern Historical Collection for projects examining African Americans or race relations in the American South are eligible.   Application deadline March 31, 2015.

Submission guidelines linked here:  http://library.unc.edu/wilson/shc/visiting-scholars-grant-program/