The College of Social Science and Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences request applications from graduate or undergraduate students in good standing to conduct research that enables the recipient of the award to create a dataset centered on enslaved Africans or individuals of African descent. The recipient will work closely with the Principal Investigators on the project Enslaved.org (www.enslaved.org) and will produce a dataset for submission to and possible publication in the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation (www.jsdp.org). The recipient will also present their research project to the MSU Black Alumni Association.
To be awarded in Summer or Fall 2023. Can even be split between Fall 23 and Spring 24 semesters.
Amount of Award: $2000 plus up to $10,000 in expenses if the research requires travel to a destination (archive, library, historical site, etc.). Applicants should submit a short draft travel budget, if they are requesting one. Decisions about travel expenses will be made by Matrix.