LA&M Announces 2014 – 2015 Visiting Scholar Program

Leather Archives LogoCHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2014 – 2015 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 academic terms.  A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M.  A travel reimbursement allowance of up to $1,000 will also be provided to the recipient.

The award is available to three types of scholars:

  1. Scholars with academic appointments
  2. Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD
  3. Independent scholars with an established research agenda

The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution’s mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture.  Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.

For more information and to apply: Applications for the program must be postmarked by April 4th, 2014.  For information on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.

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