Short-Term Residential Fellowship

Indiana University African Studies Collections

February 13, 2014 2:47 PM
Call for Proposals

Indiana University’s African Studies Program invites applications for a short-term residency to conduct research in IU’s Libraries/African Studies Collections. Indiana University’s African Studies Collection ranks among the top tier of such collections in the U.S. It comprises more than 150,000 volumes of monographs and over 700 serial subscriptions as well as materials in other formats (e.g. posters, slides, film/video, audio tapes, etc). The focus of the collection is on the humanities and social sciences, supporting a wide range of students and faculty in such departments as history, anthropology, fine arts, theatre & drama, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, communication and culture, linguistics, religious studies, education, political science, business, economics, journalism, and applied health science.

This residency is intended for faculty members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or at other U.S. colleges / universities with limited Africa collections, to conduct research in Indiana University’s libraries and special collections in support of curriculum development or publications. The successful applicant will receive an award that covers domestic travel, accommodations in Bloomington, and a modest per diem for up to two weeks of research. The award will cover expenses up to a maximum of $2,000 and must be used before August 01, 2014. The recipient is expected to reside in Bloomington during the period of her/his award.

Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degree and be employed at a U.S. college/university. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a brief proposal. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2014. Awards will be announced by March 25, 2014. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to Ms. Marilyn Estep (estepm@indiana.edu). Paper applications should be sent to:

Library Residency
African Studies Program
Woodburn Hall 221
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

See the attached flyer for additional information.
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