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Travel Grants for Research at the Arab American National Museum

Call for Proposals Now Open for 2nd Annual Travel Grant
2015 Evelyn Abdalah Menconi Travel Grant

Support for researchers to visit and use the collections at the Arab American National Museum’s Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center

The Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center at the Arab American National Museum is accepting applications for a travel grant. The grant is made possible through support from the William G. Abdalah Memorial Library and is named in honor of Evelyn Abdalah Menconi, an educator who worked tirelessly to preserve Arab American cultural heritage.

The Award

One travel grant of $1,000 will be awarded to a qualified candidate to conduct research in residency at the Arab American National Museum for a period of 5 to 10 days. The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other related expenses. Travel to the Museum must take place during summer 2015.

Qualified candidates include graduate students or junior faculty members at accredited institutions, as well as independent researchers. Special consideration will be given to applicants who live outside a 100-mile radius from the museum.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an application consisting of the following:
• Brief C.V.;
• 500-word proposal, including the topic of research, the resources to be utilized at the AANM, and the expected outcomes of the research (dissertation, article, etc.);
• Proposed budget (including estimated airfare, lodging, etc.); and
• 1 letter of support.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015. Applications may be sent via email or mailed to:

Arab American National Museum
Attn: Library & Resource Center
13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

About the Museum’s Collections:

The Arab American National Museum, the only institution of its kind in the United States, documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. As part of that mission, the AANM’s Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center and Archives administers the largest collection of materials by and about Arab Americans anywhere in the country. The L&RC houses an ever-growing collection of more than 4,000 books by and about Arab Americans. In addition, the Archives contain the following collections, all of which are available to researchers:

• Michael W. Suleiman Papers
• Evelyn Shakir Papers
• AANM Institutional Archives
• Rosemary Hakim Papers
• Emile Abou-Samra Papers
• ACCESS Community Photograph Collection
• Small rare book collection
• Voices from the Factory: Oral Histories of Arab Americans in the Auto Industry
• Oral histories collected through two StoryCorps initiatives
• Web-Archived Collections
• A total of over 5,000 objects, photographs, and archival materials.

Click HERE to learn more about the Museum’s research collections and view finding aids.

Questions?
Contact the AANM Librarian at kterry@accesscommunity.org or 313-624-0223.


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