Call for Applications: African/Black Diaspora Undergraduate Student Seminar
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 03:32 PM

Submission Deadline: December 14, 2021

The African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland College Park calls for applications for undergraduate student participation in its interdisciplinary Mellon Foundation funded Seminar, “African/Black Diaspora Academic and Public Discourse.” Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year who major in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences specializing in African, Africana and/or African American Studies and are leaders in related campus student organizations are encouraged to apply. The seminar welcomes undergraduates with academic interests in African/ black identity(ies) and the relationship between and among members of first and second-generation African immigrants and US-born African Americans.

Undergraduate students will participate in a student panel discussion about their research and share personal reflections, ideas, and experiences around the key identity issues and themes of the project. How did these topics personally affect them and their collective experiences on these and other campuses? Undergraduate participants will be selected from the Washington, DC/Maryland area. The undergraduate student panel will be held in March 2022.

To apply for seminar participation, please submit the following: 1. a cover letter explaining your interest in the seminar and your proposed presentation topic; 2. a one-page description of your academic interests and campus activities and 3. a one-page biographical sketch. Please send these materials and request one letter of recommendation to be sent directly to: Sarah Scriven, Project Coordinator – [email protected].  All application materials must be received by December 14, 2021.

Three undergraduate students will be selected to participate in this seminar. Undergraduate students will receive $250 for participating in the student research panel. Details will follow.


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