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Release Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:49 PM
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Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Announces 2014 Summer and Travel-to-Collections Grant Programs

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC), with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Friends of Moorland-Spingarn, is broadening its funded research opportunities this year to include two programs: the 2014 Mellon/Moorland Summer Faculty Scholars Award Program and the Mellon/Moorland Travel-to-Collections Grant Program.

Both programs promote cross-disciplinary research among Howard University faculty and other scholars seeking to analyze important questions pertaining to African, African-American and African Diaspora history and culture from the unique perspective of the MSRC collections.

Summer Faculty Scholars from Howard University will receive grants of up to $2,500 each and spend one-month residencies conducting research using the MRSC collections. The Travel-to-Collections grants will be offered to scholars who reside at least 100 miles from Howard University and whose research on African Diaspora topics would benefit from access to the holdings at the MSRC.

Applications for both programs are available online. For more information, contact D. Kamili Anderson, HULS public affairs and communications specialist, at (202) 806-7237 or via

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, celebrating its 100th anniversary during the 2014-15 academic year, is one of the world’s largest repositories of archival materials related to the history and culture of African people in the Americas and globally.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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