About the Fellowship
Through an international competition, 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.
The purpose of the Summer Short-term Research Fellowship is:
- To create research opportunities for scholars and artists to conduct primary research in Chicago-based archival repositories;
- To generate new knowledge in the field of African American history;
- To engage the local Chicago community in the history of their city.
The BMRC has introduced a new cohort model in which scholars, researchers, and artists will be selected based on their work in broad, yet defined, subject areas.
Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicant from countries outside the United Stats must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States) Scholars and artists with outstanding capabilities and experience from a variety of backgrounds (including academia, journalism, and other professions) English language proficiency.
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