Fellows and community members gather Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Stony Island Arts Bank for presentations by the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) fellows. (Photo by Jean Lachat)

The BMRC Summer Short-term Fellowship Program has been made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With the first phase of funding received in 2008, the Short-Term Fellowship Program supported doctoral candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and artists to research collections of BMRC member institution. The second phase of the Short-Term Fellowship program began in 2012, altogether supporting fellowship cohorts every year from 2009 to 2017.

In October 2018, BMRC hosted the first Summer Short-term Fellows Reunion and National Gathering of African American Studies Scholars. Former Fellows from Chicago, throughout the US, Canada and France, and scholars interested particularly in the history of Black Chicago converged in Indianapolis in concurrence with the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.  A special edition of selected Former Fellows’ essays is forthcoming in the publication, New Histories of Black Chicago.

BMRC announces the return of the Summer Short-term Fellowship for 2020. Please click on the “2020” link before for further instructions and how to apply.