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Grants, fellowships, and awards to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and for this round of fellowships, grants, and awards, we’ve paid extra attention to opportunities that honor African American icons in public media or support emerging voices of color across the industry. You may find them below. AIR’s network of diverse storymakers is what makes our community a space of thriving dialog and shared craft, and for that, we are grateful. To access the full list of 31 deadlines, log in here.

• Ida B. Wells Fellowship from The Investigative Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Details: A one-year fellowship geared toward supporting reporters with their “first substantial work of investigative reporting.” Fellows receive $12,000 each to cover travel and reporting costs, as well as attendance to the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference.
Website: https://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/2018/01/25/ida-b-wells-deadline-less-month-away

• Baltimore Community Fellowship
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Details: $60,000 awarded for a term of 18 months to support local entrepreneurs of color focused on projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City.
Website: https://www.osibaltimore.org/programs/baltimore-community-fellows/

• Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Details: Women of color who are currently graduate students with National Women’s Studies Association membership may submit an essay to the competition. One winner will receive $500 and publication of the essay in Frontiers.
Website: https://www.nwsa.org/studentprizes

• Voices of Color Fellowship at Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing
Deadline: March 20, 2018
Details: Two full tuition fellowships ($1,600) and two runner-up fellowships ($500) for writers of color who want to attend a week of choice at Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
Website: https://mvicw.submittable.com/submit/102658/voices-of-color-fellowship

• The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
Details: Thinking of taking a writing workshop at Clarion Writers Workshop? This scholarship, offered in honor of Octavia E. Butler, seeks to support writers of color who want to further finesse their writing skills.
Website: http://carlbrandon.org/butler-scholarship/