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Indiana Humanities Offers Wilma Gibbs Memorial Fellowships

Indiana Humanities Offers Wilma Gibbs Memorial Fellowships

Indiana Humanities is pleased to offer the Wilma Gibbs Moore Fellowships, which provide $5,000 stipends to support new humanities research that explores anti-Black racial injustice and structural racism in Indiana and that considers how Black Hoosiers have responded.

We believe that the humanities provide context for understanding complex issues and that they can be a force for strengthening the civic fabric of our state. Outstanding public humanities programs, which can bring Hoosiers together to talk through differences and solve problems, are rooted in high-quality humanities scholarship. Our purpose is to increase the amount and quality of such humanities scholarship about Indiana.

Our Goals for the Fellowship

Understand Black Hoosiersí responses to racial injustice and structural racism through the creative arts and/or involvement with political, economic, social and cultural programs/activities at the neighborhood, city or state level.
Increase knowledge of Black Hoosiersí strategies for overcoming racial injustice and structural racism over time.
Increase the amount and quality of humanities scholarship on the causes and effects of racial injustice and structural racism in Indiana.
Document and/or analyze the decisions, policies and actions that created racial inequality in the past and/or the present.
Add or expand the stories of Hoosiers in regional and national historiographies of racial injustice and/or structural racism.
Increase the use of Indiana-based archives and collections by humanities scholars and researchers.

Timeline

Applications Open February 1, 2024
Applications Due April 30, 2024
Applicants Notified June 16, 2024 (tentative)
Work May Begin Upon notification
Interim Report Due December 31, 2024
Work Must Be Concluded By June 30, 2025
Final Report Due June 30, 2025

For more details, read the†call for proposals.