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Travel Grants

A fund in memory of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson has been established at the CBMR to support research in the study and performance of black music repertoire and to assist scholars and musicians to visit the CBMR Library and Archives for the purpose of examining and utilizing its archival collection of scores and its sound recordings. This program is a memorial to Perk's outstanding legacy as a conductor, composer, mentor, and role model for many musicians and composers.

The CBMR will award travel grants to assist with transportation costs and daily subsistence expenses for a five-day research residency at the CBMR Library and Archives. Scholars, musicians, composers and conductors, educators, graduate students, and independent researchers residing or attending school beyond commuting distance of the Center for Black Music Research (more than 100 miles) are eligible to apply for this grant.

The CBMR Travel Grant Program provides a maximum award of $1,000 to applicants who demonstrate the ability to launch and complete a scholarly or performance-based research project based on the CBMR's collections. Recipients will be expected to devote five full days on site at the CBMR and to the research funded by the fellowship.

Applications are accepted twice yearly and must be postmarked or received by the deadlines listed below.

Application Deadline September 1 February 1
Notification Deadline October 15 March 15
Project Completion Date May 15 October 15

To apply using a printed form, download the PDF form referenced by the link below, complete the Application Form, and fax or mail it to the CBMR. To receive copies of the Application Form by fax or mail, call the CBMR at (312) 369-7559 or send your request via e-mail to cbmr.contact@colum.edu.

CBMR Travel Grant Form (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Founding Contributors

T. J. Anderson
William A. Brown
Samuel A. Floyd Jr.
Paul Carter Harrison