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African American Studies grant available

Applications are available for the African American Studies (AAS) Summer Research Initiative.

The AAS Summer Research Initiative provides financial support to tenure track/tenured faculty who are engaged in research related to African American life, cultural/artistic expression, history, or politics. Sponsored by the African American Studies Program, the initiative is a competitive award, totaling $1,500. Grants must be used to pursue a specific research project.

Applications should be submitted to africanamericanstudies@ilstu.edu by February 15. Download an application.

Projects may have either a contemporary or historical focus. AAS is an interdisciplinary field. Faculty members from all academic disciplines who are engaged in the scholarly study of African Americans are encouraged to apply.

Those with questions can contact africanamericanstudies@ilstu.edu.