Leather Archives & Museum announces 2012 – 2013 Visiting Scholar Program

The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2012 – 2013 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 academic terms. A stipend of $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. The amount of the award will be dependent on the scope of the proposed project. A $500 travel allowance and up to four weeknight accommodations 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 15th, 2012. For information on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.