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Schomburg-Mellon Humanties Summer Institute

Accepting Applications for the 2018 Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

June 4-July 13

The Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, entering its 14th year, encourages minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities.

The program, “Exploring the Past, Reaching for the Future”, offers a six-week session for ten undergraduate rising seniors (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).Males and students from HBCUs are encouraged to apply.

The Institute mixes seminars and research and invites students to explore how the past is influencing the present and how the present can shape the future. The program is based on five main sub-themes: Identities, Challenges, Beliefs, Creativity, and Ethnic and Gender Studies. They will be explored from a variety of disciplines (including history, literature, religion, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies) and historical periods. The Fellows will have an opportunity to explore, among others, questions about identity, culture, arts, gender and sexuality, migrations, mental health, and criminal justice, and reflect on how they will affect the future.

The Fellows receive free transportation, housing, and meals, and a $3,500 stipend.