2020 Rollins Endowment Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended to September 1

The James S. Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment Call for Proposals (extended Deadline September 1, 2020)

The MU Department of Black Studies is accepting application for research support up to $500 from the James S. Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment for Black Studies at the University of Missouri.

In 2007, descendants of James S. Rollins, known by the honorary title “Pater Universitatis Missouriensis” (Father of the University of Missouri), created the endowment to support research including, but not limited to “slavery, race relations, civil rights, or African American culture, as these subjects pertain to the African American experience.”

For more information about the James S. Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment, see:  http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0123-slavery-endowment.php 

Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, across departments and disciplines, are eligible for an award from the Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment.  Original research (e.g., based on primary sources or human subjects data) leading to the presentation or publication of findings will receive preference. Recipients of the award will be required to complete a brief post-award report describing the value of award to their research, present those findings to Black Studies Department and Affiliates at a designated Research Roundtable, and agree to permit a picture and short description of your research on the Black Studies Department website.

Applicants must complete the attached cover sheet and provide the following:

  1. Two-page abbreviated curriculum vitae
  2. 500-750 word research proposal with a timeline for completion of the project
  3. Bibliography/references
  4. Budget with justification
  5. Letter of recommendation from person familiar with the research agenda (e.g. expert in field of research, faculty advisor, or other validating source).

The submission deadline has been extended to September 1, 2020 and grant recipients will be notified by Monday, September 14, 2020.

Dr. Admire Mseba amkgt@missouri.edu

Contact Dr. Admire Mseba with any questions: amkgt@missouri.edu

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