Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jordan Fellowship in Arkansas Labor History

This fellowship has been established to honor the leadership and vision of Lioneld Jordan, the current mayor of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mr. Jordan was an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas, a carpenter with the UA Physical Plant for 26 years, President of AFSCME Local 965, President of the Northwest Arkansas Labor Council, and he is a champion of working families.


The fellowship is intended to encourage innovative study in the historical problems, identities, philosophies, and especially, the expressive cultures of working people in Arkansas. A special purpose of the Fellowship is to support research that will result in publications (traditional or online) from scholars who are exploring important, innovative topics relative to the lives of working people that might fall outside of the parameters of traditional academic research and funding.

Allowable use

The stipend can be used for any purpose related to the research project, including reproduction of materials, oral history interviewing, and traveling and lodging. Documentation will be required for reimbursements.


The Fellowship provides financial assistance for graduate students as well as junior and senior faculty using the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections Department collections related to Arkansas labor history, labor culture, labor education, labor lore, occupational folk life, trade union traditions, and worker culture--all broadly defined.

Applicants may be from any relevant academic discipline, including but not limited to anthropology, art, communications studies, cultural studies, drama, English, folklore, geography, history, journalism, labor studies, literature, political science, sociology, or gender studies. Persons associated with the University of Arkansas are eligible for this Fellowship.


Reimbursement for expenses up to $500.00 will be awarded for the academic year 2011-12.


Applications shall include the following:

• A written proposal, of no more than 1000 words, describing the proposed research project and its significance
• The research question and methods to be used
• A projected timeline
• An estimated budget
• A preliminary bibliography
• Applicant's curriculum vitae

Time Frame

Applications will be accepted beginning March 30, 2011 and must be postmarked no later than May 30, 2011. Fellowship awards will be announced no later than June 15, 2011. Funds will be awarded on a reimbursement basis


Send all materials in paper format to contact address.
Jordan Fellowship Committee
University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections Department
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Telephone: 479-575-5577

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