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How to Apply

To apply, you must complete an application form. Finalists are selected on the basis of the applications and interviewed by telephone. An advisory board, comprised primarily of longtime activists of color, selects the Fellows.

Instructions for Completing the Application

  • You do not have to fill out an actual application form, but be sure to follow the same format and include all the information requested. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

  • Do not worry about your writing skills. We are interested in what you have to say, not how well you say it. If you are especially uncomfortable with writing, however, you may complete the PERSONAL STATEMENTS on an audio cassette tape (no micro-cassettes or videos, please)

  • If you are not able to complete the application in English, you may do it another language and we will have it translated. It would be better, however, if you could work directly with a translator.

  • You may send additional materials, such as brochures, newsletters, press clippings, etc., but please be selective. Also, be aware that materials will not be returned.

  • The application asks you to list three people we may contact who are familiar with your work. We strongly encourage you to also get letters of reference from them or from others, but it is not a requirement.

  • Mail one copy of your application to:
    Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program
    1627 Lancaster Street
    Baltimore, MD 21231

  • Your application must be postmarked by March 31, 2009.

  • We will not accept applications by e-mail or fax.

  • Applications will be acknowledged by postcard.

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