Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

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Accepting Applications for the 2018 Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

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 (June 4-July 13, 2018) 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 receive free transportation, housing, and meals, and a $3,500 stipend. Share with your students!

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