The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, thanks to generous funding from GlaxoSmithKline, is offering travel grants for scholarly research in the collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.
The John Hope Franklin Research Center collects and makes available materials that document the experience of African and African Americans in a wide range of subspecialties. Primary source collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records are augmented with numerous print sources like books and periodicals. Areas of strength within the holdings of the Rubenstein Library include but are not limited to: history of South Africa, travel and exploration of the African continent, slavery in the American South, Jim Crow in America, Civil Rights, the African American experience in Durham, and 20th century African American Intellectuals.
Any faculty, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center is eligible to apply. Grant money may be used for travel and living expenses while pursuing research at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.
Applicants are encouraged to search the Rubenstein Library catalogue to ascertain if collections match with their research topics.
The deadline for application is January 31, 2014 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced March 28, 2014. Grants must be used between April 2014 and June 2015.
For more information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit the grant homepage.