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Funding Round Up June 2016

 

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DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Scholarship Award

Sponsored by the Association of Black Women Historians, this award recognizes an emerging female scholar of African descent and fosters scholarly research in Africana Women’s history.  Each year an award will be given for the best, unpublished original essay from either a graduate course or a chapter from a thesis or dissertation for the award year. The essay must be wholly focused on some aspect of history on black women from the U.S. and/or Africana Diaspora.  Application deadline June 30, 2016.

Application requirements linked here: http://www.abwh.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=159

Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize

The ASA Women’s Caucus aims to promote and celebrate the best original work by an African woman (or women) prioritizing African women’s experience.  This year’s Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize of $500 will be given for creative work.  Please note that authors may submit their own work, or publishers may submit an authors’ works.  Application deadline June 30, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:  http://asawomenscaucus.matrix.msu.edu/?page_id=11

Lillian Hornsby Memorial Award

Sponsored by the Association of Black Women Historians, the Lillian Hornsby Memorial Award is a $200.00  prize awarded to an undergraduate Africana woman student pursuing a degree in History or related field.  Application deadline: June 30, 2016.

Application requirements linked here: http://www.abwh.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104&Itemid=164

 

 

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Funding Round Up April 2016

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DEADLINE: April 8, 2016

LIGHT ON THE HILL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

This one-time scholarship supports African American first-year students who exhibit academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, the potential to contribute to the community during their time at Carolina, and to become actively involved and informed alumni. Application deadline April 8, 2016.

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

DEADLINE: April 30, 2016

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships are awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to attend the ICPSR Summer Program. The Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three women graduate students in Ph.D. programs. The Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three underrepresented graduate students in Ph.D. programs.  Application deadline April 30, 2016.

Application linked here:  http://polmeth.wustl.edu/scholarships

tHE gRETCHEN wALSH book donation award

The African Studies Association offers an annual grant program to assist book donation projects with shipping costs to ship books to African libraries and schools. The Africana Librarians Council, Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Committee reads grant proposals and makes recommendations to ASA. Successful awards are usually small grants in amounts from $200 to $1000. Application deadline: April 30, 2016.

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

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award is a waiver of registration (tuition) fees for the 2016 ICPSR Summer Program’s four-week sessions, which include courses on a variety of topics, including introductory statistics and data analysis; regression analysis; Bayesian modeling; maximum likelihood estimation; game theory; network analysis; and quantitative issues in the study of race and ethnicity. The First Session runs from June 20–July 15, 2016, and the Second Session runs from July 18–August 12, 2016. All courses are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Awardees are eligible for a small travel stipend. Application deadline: April 30, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:  http://sumprog.blogspot.com/2016/03/2016-hanes-walton-jr-award-for.html

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods is provided by the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and is intended to encourage black graduate students and faculty to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in order to advance their quantitative skills. The Founders Fellowship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of the NBGSA.  Application deadline April 30, 2016.

Application linked here:  http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/scholarships

 

 

Funding Round Up March 2016

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DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

African studies center faculty research awards

The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides funds to faculty members who wish to conduct new research in Africa. Priority will be given to those who have not conducted research in Africa before and for those who are seeking top off funds for grants already received. The award amount is between $2,000 and $4,000. Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://africa.unc.edu/funding/faculty/faculty_funding_main.asp

Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History Dissertation Fellowship

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers an African American History Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to increase the population of scholars from underrepresented areas and promotes research in the collections of the Library Company. Applicants should be in the later stages of their writing or research. The $25,000 stipend is shared equally between two award winners.  Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/dissertation.htm

National museum of African art internship

The National Museum of African Art offers a 10 week summer internship. Applicants should have backgrounds in art history, anthropology, museum studies, or a related discipline. This internship is open to undergraduates as well as graduate students who wish to explore a research topic or the museum profession. Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://africa.si.edu/about/opportunities/

DEADLINE: March 11, 2016

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History provides a new program providing scholars with the funds and information to help complete a substantial research project. The $4,000 stipend will help cover travel, housing, and research expenses. The Evers Scholar Program encourages the work and research in history of civil and human rights. Application deadline: March 11, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/news/evers-scholar-program-established/

DEADLINE: March 25, 2016

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Travel Grant

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) offers a travel grant to Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any aspect of the Middle East and Africa region. The funds provided by this grant may cover travel costs associated with traveling to the annual ASMEA conference.  Application deadline: March 25, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.asmeascholars.org/resource/awards-research-travel-grants/

DEADLINE: March 31, 2016

Joel Williamson Visiting Scholar Grant

The Southern Historical Collection at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  is accepting applications for the Joel Williamson Visiting Scholar Grant. This grant pertains to research projects studying African Americans or race relations in the American South. The grant is a $1,200 award. Application deadline: March 31, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

https://library.unc.edu/wilson/shc/visiting-scholars-grant-program/

 

 

Funding Round Up February 2016

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DEADLINE: February 9, 2016

Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Boren Awards provides funding opportunities to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages around the world. An initiative of the National Security Education Program, this fellowship involves areas underrepresented in study abroad and in areas critical to U.S. interests. Boren Scholarships provide up to $8,000 for a summer program, $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for an academic year.  Application deadline: February 9, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

The Smithsonian NMAAHC Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship Program

The National Museum of African American History and Culture provides a fellowship opportunity in Curatorial Studies. This opportunity is available to current or recent graduates of Doctoral or Masters of Arts and Sciences degrees, from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students from other institutions who demonstrate a strong interest in the curtatorship of African American heritage are encouraged to apply. This is a one year paid position, with a stipend of $30,000 and travel and research funds. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/mcf-info

Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

The NCAA provides graduate level opportunities for underrepresented women and minorities. Applicants must be seeking admission or have been admitted to graduate programs that directly benefit intercollegiate athletics. Applicants must be in their final year before their graduate program begins. $7,500 will be awarded to 13 females and 13 ethnic minorities. More information can be found at the link below. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.ncaa.org/ethnic-minority-and-womens-enhancement-postgraduate-scholarship-careers-athletics

DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs Office offers rising junior year UNC Chapel Hill students resources necessary to be successful in perusing a Ph.D through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. Applicants to this program must be first generation college students and low income or be a member of a group underrepresented in graduate level programs. More information can be found at the link below.

Application deadline: February 26, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://mcnair.web.unc.edu/apply/

DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources is offering a fellowship to support dissertation research in the humanities and related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress. A part of the Mellon Fellowship Program, this fellowship has a maximum award of $31,000. More information about the application can be found at the link below.

Application deadline: February 29, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html

Funding Round Up January 2016

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DEADLINE: January 28, 2016

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships provide funding opportunities to U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages around the world. An initiative of the National Security Education Program, this fellowship involves areas underrepresented in study abroad and in areas critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.  Application deadline: January 28, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

DEADLINE: January 29, 2016

Research Travel Grants at Duke University

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University is providing a $1,000 research travel grant. All who wish to use the resources available at Duke for research purposes are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic standing. All applicants must reside beyond a 100 mile radius of Durham, NC. The grant money may be used for travel expenses, meals, and accommodations, and will be reimbursed when the recipient completes his or her research.  Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/92330/research-travel-grants-duke-university

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

The African Studies Center is providing academic year and summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships. The priority languages for the African Studies Center will be Arabic, Lingala, Kiswahili, and Wolof. Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines and professional schools are encouraged to apply. More information about award amounts and the application process can be found at the link below. Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://africa.unc.edu/students/flas/flas.asp

DEADLINE: January 31, 2016

ICPSR Research Paper Competition: Undergraduates & Master’s

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is hosting two research paper competitions, the first being for undergraduate students and the second being for master’s students. First prize in each category is $1,000 and second is $750. Entrants must not have graduated before April 1st, 2015. More information about the research papers can be found on the website below. Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

Application requirements linked here:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/prize/index.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 – 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.

Funding Roundup – April 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 April deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

This one-time scholarship supports African American first-year students who exhibit academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, the potential to contribute to the community during their time at Carolina, and to become actively involved and informed alumni. Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?sid=5477

 

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships

Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships are awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to attend the ICPSR Summer Program. The Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three women graduate students in Ph.D. programs. The Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three underrepresented graduate students in Ph.D. programs.  Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://polmeth.wustl.edu/scholarship.php

 

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods

The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods is provided by the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and is intended to encourage black graduate students and faculty to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in order to advance their quantitative skills. The Founders Fellowship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of the NBGSA.  Application deadline April 15, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://bmrc.uchicago.edu/content/2015-application-procedures

 

Funding Roundup – March 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 March deadlines. Please let us know of any that aren’t listed here.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2015

Mellon Scholars Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History

Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016 or January 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2015, with a decision to be made by April 15.

Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016; application deadline March 1, 2015, with a decision to be made by April 15.

2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in Africa Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University

Deadline: 2/27/2015 (review of applications begins) 

More: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50028 

Stanford’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline.  The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.

DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)

The Gordon P. Golding Senior Honors Thesis Award

The Gordon P. Golding Fund provides financial support to promote undergraduate research on the African American experience from the early 17th through the late 19th centuries.  Research grants are available to help offset the cost of conducting a Senior Honors Thesis. The grants, up to $500, can cover the cost of equipment, supplies, software, publications, transportation, and other expenses.  Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, senior honors theses and research-based undergraduate courses.  Application deadline March 4, 2015.

Application linked here:  https://honorscarolina.unc.edu/files/2015/01/HTRG-Application-2015-Spring.doc

DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2015

Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Short-term Fellowship (Summer 2015)

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.  Application deadline March 8, 2015.

Application linked here:  http://bmrc.uchicago.edu/content/2015-application-procedures

DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2015

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition  2015-2016 Fellowship

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University invites applications for its 2015-2016 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. To support both established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the Center, the GLC offers two types of residential fellowships: one-month fellowships and four-month fellowships.

To apply to the Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship Program, you are required to submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three to five page statement regarding intended research project (research statement)

A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the INTERFOLIO website at http://apply.interfolio.com/28528 by Monday, March 9, 2015. ***No late applications will be accepted.***

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)

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Harvey Beech Scholarship

Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC, the awards have been given annually since 1989 to recognize community leadership and support of UNC and the Black Alumni Reunion. See previous Harvey Beech Recipients.

Application linked here: http://diversity.unc.edu/resources/new-students/awards/harveybeech/

IAAR Summer Graduate Student Research

The Institute of African American Research welcomes applications for its 2015 Summer Graduate Research Grant. Funds support research that concerns African Americans or the broader African diaspora. While the IAAR especially seeks to fund projects that focus on the well-being and security of black communities anywhere in the world, students working on projects on any topic concerning African Americans or the African diaspora may be apply. Grants will be awarded for up to $2500. Predoctoral and professional school graduate students in any discipline are eligible to apply. Students must be in good standing and have completed four semesters of graduate coursework toward a doctoral or masters degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Research must be carried out between May-August 2015. Award recipients will be required to give a talk in the 2015-2016 IAAR Graduate Student Brown Bag Lecture Series. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2015 (FOR UNC-CH STUDENTS)

Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship

The fellowship was created to broaden the student’s college experience; to include opportunities to organize and unite their peers for a common purpose, to instill the propensity to lead  and manage as a vital skill set for future endeavors.  Through this initiative, recipients are awarded semester-long paid fellowships and work directly with the Director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center  For Black Culture and History to develop meaningful leadership experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities.   Application deadline March 20, 2015.

Please contact Chris Wallace chrislw@email.unc.edu or 919-962-7264 for more information.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2015

ASMEA  Now Accepting Travel Grant Applications

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer travel stipends of up to $500 to qualified professors and students who wish to participate in the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference.  To view all application guidelines and learn more about the program, please visit asmeascholars.org or contact ASMEA with questions at info@asmeascholars.org.   Application deadline March 30, 2015.

Application linked here:  https://asmea.nonprofitcms.org/c/conferences/3/pages/travelgrant

 

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015

Joel Williamson Visiting Scholar Grant

Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars who plan to use the resources available in the UNC-Chapel Hill  Southern Historical Collection for projects examining African Americans or race relations in the American South are eligible.   Application deadline March 31, 2015.

Submission guidelines linked here:  https://library.unc.edu/wilson/shc/visiting-scholars-grant-program/