The BMRC regularly collaborates with our member institutions and others organizations on projects that align with the BMRC's mission to connect all who seek to document, share, understand and preserve Black history and culture. Please read on to learn more about our current and past partnerships.

NU Center for Civic Engagement

Northwestern University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Logo. CCE is the BMRC's partner in administering the Black Metropolis Graduate Assistantships.

Black Metropolis Graduate Assistantships

Jointly administered by the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) and Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and supported by Northwestern’s Racial Equity and Community Partnerships grants program, the Black Metropolis Graduate Assistantships will embed a cohort of Northwestern doctoral students at select BMRC member institutions during the 2022-2023 academic year.  Over the course of 9-month assistantships, graduate students will perform work of public and intellectual value that:

1) Documents, preserves, interprets, and/or promotes the use of Black historical collections, and/or
2) Advances equity & access in institutional practices and policies, and
3) Provides opportunities for them to gain skills, experiences, and networks helpful to them in pursuing career pathways beyond the academy.

Eligibility: BMRC Member Institutions in good standing. BMRC member institutions who host graduate assistants will receive $5,000 in recognition of the staff capacity to supervise fellows and resources required to support these projects.

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