Chicago, IL – The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announced the 2013 – 2014 Visiting Scholar Program for the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 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:
- Scholars with academic appointments
- Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD
- 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, they are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.
Applications for the program must be postmarked by April 2nd, 2013. For information on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.