Join us for the BMRC Summer Short-term Fellows Reunion and National Gathering of African American Studies Scholars to be held in concurrence with the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Saturday, October 6, 2018, Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

BMRC Former Fellows Reunion

Travel Awards

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium is pleased to offer a number of travel awards to assist with attendance to the 2018 Former Fellows Reunion and National Gathering of African American Studies Scholars.  Through generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the one day Reunion and Symposium will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in concurrence with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) Annual Meeting (October 3-7, 2018).

The Reunion and Symposium will consist of speakers, panels, and opportunities for former Fellows to reengage with each other, as well as invited guests from a variety of disciplines interested in research and scholarship on the African American experience.  Additionally, participants will be asked to assess their experiences as former Fellows and contribute ideas for the sustainability and success of the Summer Short-term Fellowship.

Applications are available for former BMRC Fellows in the following categories:

In return for travel support, awardees agree to the following:

  • Commitment to attend BMRC Reunion and Symposium
  • Commitment to attend ASALH Annual Meeting, if applicable
  • To be photographed for future use by BMRC
  • To be videotaped about their BMRC Fellowship experience for future use by BMRC
  • To share a brief reflection (between 350 and 500 words) by November 15, 2018 on the Former Fellows Reunion and Symposium for future use by BMRC

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm CT on August 6, 2018

To submit an application for any of the above travel awards, complete this form with the following attachments by 11:59pm CT on August 6, 2018:
    • 1) Statement (under 400 words) explaining your interest in attending the BMRC Reunion and Symposium; please indicate year of BMRC Fellowship.  If applying for attendance to the BMRC Reunion and Symposium and ASALH Annual Meeting, include the two days you plan to attend, your interest in the ASALH meeting theme, and how you envision it will enrich your work or personal endeavors.
    • 2) Concisely detailed justification of your travel award need to include specific amounts for travel and/or lodging; can include a table/worksheet with brief description. (If you do not need the full amount of funding, please indicate so funds can be used to support more participants.)
    • 3) Brief biographical statement (3-4 sentences)
  • Resumé or CV (pdf)
  • Headshot (jpg, png)

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm PT on August 6, 2018.