Category Archives: Education

Funding Round Up April 2017

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DEADLINE: April 5, 2017

light on the hill society scholarship

The Light on the Hill Society Scholarship is available for Carolina’s first-year African American students. Eight LOTHS $2,500 scholarships and two Julius Peppers $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants need not apply to both scholarships as both are considered with one application. These awards are based on academic success and leadership. Application deadline April 5, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: https://alumni.unc.edu/light-on-the-hill-society-scholarship/loth-application/

DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

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The African Studies Association offers yearly grant program to help mitigate the costs of shipping donated books to African libraries and schools. Grants will be given to proposals with high recipient participation, quality materials, and detailed and manageable logistics. More application information is provided at the link below. Application deadline April 30, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: http://www.africanstudies.org/awards-prizes/gretchen-walsh-book-donation-award

paul hair prize

The Association for the Preservation and Publication of African Historical Sources offers a $300 award to the best critical edition or translation of African primary sources. The award is announced by the African Studies Association. Some criteria for the award include importance of the original text and usefulness for teaching, among others. Full application requirements can be found at the link below. Application deadline April 30, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: http://www.africanstudies.org/awards-prizes/paul-hair-prize

Funding Round Up February 2017

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DEADLINE: February 9, 2017

Boren scholarships for undergraduate students

The Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students is an initiative of the National Security Education Program. This award is available to undergraduate students who have an interest in learning underrepresented languages and studying in underrepresented regions of the world. Different scholarship amounts are available for different terms. More information can be found at the link below. Application deadline February 9, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarship-basics

DEADLINE: January 15, 2017

ruth j. simmons postdoctoral fellow

A program through Brown University, the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow is a one year position in the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Any who are interested or have studied the effects or formation of slavery, justice, and freedom are welcome to apply. Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D in the humanities or a related field within the last 5 years. More information can be found at the link below. Application deadline February 15, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/ruth-j-simmons-postdoctoral-fellow-study-slavery-justice-0

Ethnic minority and women’s enhancement graduate scholarship

The NCAA welcomes ethnic minorities and women who have been accepted into a sports administration graduate program to apply for this graduate scholarship. This $7,500 award is given to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 women each year. More information about application requirements can be found at the link below. Application deadline February 15, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: http://www.ncaa.org/ethnic-minority-and-women-s-enhancement-graduate-scholarship

DEADLINE: February 24, 2017

McNair program

First generational low-income students as well as students underrepresented in graduate studies are welcome to apply. This is for rising juniors at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award provides students with great resources to succeed in graduate level studies. More information can be found at the link below. Application deadline February 24, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: http://mcnair.web.unc.edu/apply/

DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

clir/library of congress mellon fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources provides a fellowship award to students seeking a Ph.D who are conducting original research for their dissertation in the humanities or related fields. This award is part of the Library of Congress’ Mellon Fellowship program, and a stipend of $2,000 per month is awarded. More information can be found at the link below. Application deadline February 28, 2017.

Application requirements linked here: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html

 

Funding Round Up December 2015

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DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

North carolina excellence fellowship

The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to make graduate studies more affordable for underrepresented students through the Excellence Fellowship. Those eligible are those applying for a doctoral program, are in-state residents, and identify as a diverse student. The full award is an $18,500 stipend, full tuition, and health insurance for an academic year. Let your program know if you would like to be nominated.  Application deadline: December 15, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/gradschool/ncexcellence.html

DEADLINE: December 18, 2015

E.J. Josey scholarship award

The Black Caucus of The American Library Association, Inc. offers awards of $2,000 to African American students enrolled in or accepted by American Library Association accredited programs. The application consists solely of an essay submission. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science. More information about the essay prompt and requirements can be found at the below hyperlink. Application deadline: December 18, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.bcala.org/index.php/awards/ej-josey-scholarship

DEADLINE: December 20, 2015

frederick douglass institute fellowship (Post doctoral)

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Rochester seeks to bring together scholars working in the humanities in the area of Africa and the African Diaspora. This Postdoctoral Fellowship awards an annual stipend of $40,000 and a $3,000 fund for research to scholars who hold a Ph.D in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies.  The awardee will pursue his or her own scholarship and teach a course in the area of his or her specialization. Application deadline: December 20, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.rochester.edu/college/aas/grad_programs/fellowships.html

frederick douglass institute fellowship (Pre doctoral)

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Rochester seeks to bring together scholars working in the humanities in the area of Africa and the African Diaspora. This Predoctoral Fellowship awards an annual stipend of $26,000 and research funds to graduate students whose degree contributes to African and African-American Studies. The Fellowship seeks to provide an intellectual environment to help complete the applicants dissertation. Application deadline: December 20, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.rochester.edu/college/aas/grad_programs/fellowships.html

DEADLINE: December 21, 2015

USAID INternship pilot program

USAID‘s African Bureau offers unpaid summer internships in sub-Saharan Africa for the summer of 2016. This opportunity is excellent for students studying or interested in international development. Junior or senior undergraduates or graduate students are encouraged to apply. Students are responsible for housing and transportation costs.  Application deadline: December 21, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422176600

Funding Roundup November 2015

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A number of great funding opportunities with rapidly approaching deadlines are listed below. We will update this blog post as we learn of other opportunities with November deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: November 14, 2015

**Please note that these are two different internship opportunities.**

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders Internship Program

The semester-long CBCF Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Walmart creates a corps of trained, young leaders with the skills, outlook, and contacts necessary to generate and sustain positive change in Washington, D.C. and their local communities. Interns will receive housing, a stipend, and will be placed in Congressional Black Caucus member offices and federal agencies. Application deadline November 14, 2015.

Application linked here:  https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/254

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation communications internship program

The semester-long CBCF Communications Internship program sponsored by State Farm offers undergraduate students who are interested in learning about press and media relations on Capitol Hill. Interns work with the press secretary or communications director in Congressional Black Caucus member offices. Housing and a stipend are provided.  Application deadline November 14, 2015.

Application linked here:  https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/252

DEADLINE: December 1, 2015

Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Post-Doctoral Residential Research and Teaching Fellowship

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars, whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 25, 2016, and ending August 24, 2018. The fellowship carries the title of Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $45,000, plus full-time benefits.  Application deadline December 1, 2015.

Application requirements linked here:

http://woodson.virginia.edu/fellowship/postdoc

Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan offers a post-doctoral fellowship program, inviting applicants from scholars working on Africa or the African diaspora. All disciplines will be considered, especially those working on less studied areas. This residential fellowship for the academic year, worth $45,000, also includes a stipend of $42,000, $1,000 for research, up to $2,000 for travel expenses, and health insurance. Application deadline December 1, 2015.

Application linked here:

https://www.lsa.umich.edu/daas/resources/grantsfellowships/duboismandelarodneypostdoctoralfellowship

french institute of south africa

The French Institute of South Africa finances up to 2,000 Euros for research in the Human and Social Sciences on Southern Africa. All applicants will be taken into consideration, however research pertaining to archaeology, history, memory, democratic transformations, urban dynamics, and resources will be given priority. Application deadline December 1, 2015.

Application linked here:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/28765/discussions/94031/call-funding-application-2016-french-institute-south-africa

huggins-Quarles award

The Huggins-Quarles Award is given to one or two graduate students of color by the Organization of American Historians. This award will help them with travel expenses related to research for the completion of their PhD dissertations. If there is one recipient, the OAH will award $1,500. If there are two recipients, $750 will be awarded. Application deadline December 1, 2015.

Application linked here:

http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/huggins-quarles-award/

Schomburg center scholars-in-residence program

This 6-month scholar-in-residence program, offered by the Schomburg Center, assists scholar’s research in the black experience. The program encourages studies pertaining to black culture and history. This program offers access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of the New York Public Library, as well as a maximum stipend of $30,000. Application deadline December 1, 2015.

Application linked here:

http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/schomburg-center-scholars-in-residency

Funding Roundup – October 2015

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A number of great funding opportunities with rapidly approaching deadlines are listed below. We will update this blog post as we learn of other opportunities with October deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2015

2015 Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award.

The award, which provides complimentary round-trip airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa (a list of destinations can be found on the RAM website [the list includes Bissau, Luanda, and Ilha de Sal]), is given every year at the African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting.

The award will be given to competitively selected students who have displayed outstanding scholarship in their area of study. Award tickets may be used to facilitate research, study abroad, and/or travel home for African students studying in the United States.  Students from Africa pursuing studies and/or conducting research in the United States, and students from the United States pursuing studies and/or conducting research in Africa are eligible to apply for the award.  Application deadline October 20, 2015.

Applications linked here:

ASA members nominating their students can submit their nomination here.

Students nominating themselves can submit their application here.

IAAR Brown Bag – “The Voter Education Project and the Financing of the Black Freedom Movement: The Case of Monroe, Louisiana, 1963-1966”

The UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) begins its 2015-2016 series of graduate student brown bag lectures with a presentation by Evan Faulkenbury, PhD candidate in the UNC-CH Department of History.  The talk will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:00pm in Room 309C of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

Faulkenbury’s talk is titled “The Voter Education Project and the Financing of the Black Freedom Movement: The Case of Monroe, Louisiana, 1963-1966” and all are welcome to attend.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a bibliography to accompany this lecture, the PDF of which can be found here.

MURAP 2015

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We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the 2015 Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) scholars beginning May 26, until they depart on July 30.

Now in its 21st year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MURAP “is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts.”

This year, the Stone Center Library is thrilled to support this mission by offering a series of lunchtime, drop-in Research Skills Labs that will allow MURAP scholars to deepen their knowledge of research skills and tools that can be of help to them while conducting their research at UNC and once they return to their home institutions.

IAAR Women of Color and Culturally Relevant Educational Leadership

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The UNC Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez Vargas on the topic of culturally relevant leadership in independent schools on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3pm in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a list of references available through UNC-CH Libraries that can shed more light on this and related topics, including culturally relevant education and women in education.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH UNC CHAPEL HILL LIBRARIES

Independent Schools

Beadie, Nancy, and Kimberley Tolley. Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925. New York: Routledge Falmer, 2002. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Case, Agnes Gilman. Operating an Independent School: A Guide for School Leaders. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Hughes, Kimberly B., and Sara A. M. Silva. Identifying Leaders for Urban Charter, Autonomous and Independent Schools: Above and beyond the Standards. Bingley: Emerald Group Pub., 2013. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Independent Schools: A Handbook. 6th ed. Princeton, NJ: Secondary School Admission Test Board, 1980. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Kane, Pearl Rock. Independent Schools, Independent Thinkers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Blacks in Education

Asumah, Seth Nii, and Valencia C. Perkins. Educating the Black Child in the Black Independent School. Binghamton, NY: Global Publications, 2001. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Kane, Pearl Rock., and Alfonso J. Orsini. The Colors of Excellence: Hiring and Keeping Teachers of Color in Independent Schools. New York: Teachers College, 2003. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Leadership through Achievement: Women of Color in Higher Education. Washington, DC: American Council on Education, 2005. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Vargas, Lucila. Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom: Narratives on the Pedagogical Implications of Teacher Diversity. New York: P. Lang, 2002. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Stone Center Library)

Mallery, David. Negro Students in Indepedent Schools. Boston: National Association of Public Schools, 1963. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T. Black Educational Choice Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Stone Center Library)

Women in Education

Dean, Diane R., Susan J. Bracken, and Jeanie K. Allen. Women in Academic Leadership: Professional Strategies, Personal Choices. Sterling, VA.: Stylus Pub., 2009. Print. (Available in UNC-CH Davis Library)

This source list is available as a printable PDF.

Compiled by Stephanie Cornelison

IAAR Brown Bag – “Condom Distribution and Safe Sex Messaging Intervention Targeting Young Black Women”

The UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) continues their spring 2015 series of brown bag lectures with a presentation by Diane Francis, UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  The talk will be held on February 9, 2015 at 12:00pm in Room 309C of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Ms. Francis talk is titled “Condom Distribution and Safe Sex Messaging Intervention Targeting Young Black Women”.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a bibliography to accompany this lecture, the PDF of which can be found here.

Additional information about Ms. Francis’ work can be found here: http://caribbeanhealth.org/

Rosenwald Schools: UNC Resources

If last week’s post on the history of the Rosenwald Schools piqued your interest, here’s a sampling of related resources available in several libraries on campus:

 Ascoli, Peter Max. Julius Rosenwald : the Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. Print.

Deutsch, Stephanie. You Need a Schoolhouse : Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2011. Print.

Embree, Edwin R. Negro Progress Since Emancipation : Address Delivered at Dedication of the 5000th Rosenwald School, Greenbriar, Va., November 21, 1930. Atlanta, Ga.: Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 1931. Print.

Hanchett, Thomas W. The Rosenwald Schools and Black Education in North Carolina. 1988. Print.

Hoffschwelle, Mary S. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. Print.

Merriwether, Lucile. High School Library Service in Tennessee Rosenwald Demonstration Units,. Peabody library school, 1934. Print.

Julius Rosenwald Fund. Committee on School Plant Rehabilitation. Improvement and Beautification of Rural Schools; Report of Committee on School Plant Rehabilitation. Rosenwald Fund, 1936. Print.

Reed, Betty Jamerson. The Brevard Rosenwald School : Black Education and Community Building in a Southern Appalachian Town, 1920-1966. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2004. Print.

Sanders, Wiley Britton. Negro Child Welfare in North Carolina, a Rosenwald Study,. Pub. for the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare by the University of North Carolina Press, 1933. Print.

Shields, Carol Jones. Hamilton Rosenwald School Preservation Story : Preserving the Memories, the Faces, and the Place. Windsor, N.C.: Roanoke River Partners, 2011. Print.

Sosland, Jeffrey K. A School in Every County : the Partnership of Jewish Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald & American Black Communities. Washington, D.C.: Economics & Science Planning, 1995. Print.

United States. Division of Cooperative Extension. Report of Special Summer Schools for Negro Extension Agents Under the Direction of Office of Cooperative Extension Work, United States Department of Agriculture in Cooperation with Federal and State Extension Services of the Southern States, Partially Financed by Julius Rosenwald Fund, Held at Orangeburg, S.C., Nashville, Tenn. [and] Prairie View, Tex., August 1930. 1930. Print.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Dear Mr. Rosenwald. 1st ed. New York: Scholastic Press, 2006. Print.

Wilson, Louis Round. County Library Service in the South; a Study of the Rosenwald County Library Demonstration,. The University of Chicago Press, 1935. Print.