2019 Proposals due March 12, 2019
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress offers three competitive awards in 2019 to support scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics. This year, the American Folklife Center’s Archie Green Fellowship, Parsons Fund Award, and Blanton Owen Fund Award share the same deadline: 12:00 midnight, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Following is more information about each award offered in 2019. Use this link for an overview of all Research Awards, Fellowships, and Funded Internships offered by the American Folklife Center, with instructions for applications and lists of past recipients.
- Archie Green Fellowships of up to $35,000 each to support new, original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and/or occupational groups within the United States will be awarded in 2019. Historically three or four of these awards have been given each year. The Archie Green Fellowships are intended to support new research and generate significant digital archival collections which will be preserved in the American Folklife Center archive and made available to researchers and the public. For more information and application instructions see fund information available on the Research Awards page.
- The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award is offered to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library of Congress available for the needs and uses of those in the private sector. This year the award funds total $4000 and this amount is usually divided among more than one recipient. For more information and application instructions see fund information available on the Research Awards page.
- The Blanton Owen Fund was established in 1999 in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen by his family and friends to support ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Currently, this award is offered every other year. The total available amount is about $1000 and historically this has usually been split between more than one recipient. For more information and application instructions see fund information available on the Research Awards page.