Marcus Garvey Foundation Fellowships

Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship

This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. collection located at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection.

"The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond."
-Tshepo Chery, 2010 Jean Harvey Slappy Fellow

Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship

This fellowship looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.  Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses. For more information, click here.


***All applications and attachments must be received by March 23, 2018***

Decisions will be announced no later than May 15, 2018.

While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the fields of African and African Diaspora Studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship. 

Required application materials:

  • 2-page summary (single- or double-spaced) of the larger research project
  • 1-page description (single- or double-spaced) of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline
  • Curriculum Vitae (no page lmit)
  • One recommendation from an advising professor

All application materials (including recommendations sent directly from advising professors or from a dossier service) must be sent as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by the deadline of TBD 2020 to

For more information, please contact us at or at:

Marcus Garvey Foundation,
P.O. Box 42379, Philadelphia, PA 19101

The Marcus Garvey Foundation, Inc., established in 1961 in New York City, is a non-profit educational organization.