Leather Archives announces 2017 – 2018 Visiting Scholar Award Program

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) announced on Monday a seventh annual Visiting Scholar Program for 2017-2018. A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient 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 received via email no later than March 31st, 2017.  For information on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.

via press release