The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is excited to announce a call for proposals for research fellows interested in using products from the project On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance (OTB), which has created a textual data set of all NC Session laws between 1866-1967 and used machine learning to identify Jim Crow laws. Other products from this project include a GitHub repository with workflows and scripts created for this work, and a website that provides a searchable interface to the laws, data visualizations, and other educational resources. We are looking for research fellows to use our products in their research!
Two or more faculty research fellows will be awarded up to $10,000 to use On the Books products in their research. Three graduate student research fellows will receive $2,500 each. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in good standing from any institution of higher learning in the United States are invited to apply.
Brianna Nunez, Project Manager