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SankofaBlack Studies Program

Student Opportunities

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

Application process starts on December 1, 2020.
Deadline is March 15, 2021. 

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute: June 2 - July 2, 2021

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African and African Diasporan Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's institute will be held entirely online.

The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for ten rising seniors (juniors in spring 2021, entering their senior year in fall 2021, graduating in 2022.)

Males and students from HBCUs are encouraged to apply.

If there are any questions about the application or the program, please email