The Björn Bärnheim Research Fellowship is made possible with a newly endowed fund created from a generous donation from abiding friend, researcher, and patron of the Archive from Sweden, Björn Bärnheim. The Hogan Jazz Archive is now awarding one to four research fellowships annually that provide $1,500 to offset expenses incurred travelling to New Orleans with the express purpose of conducting research at the Hogan Jazz Archive. The ideal candidate will be pursing doctoral or post-doctoral studies with an emphasis on New Orleans Jazz or related musical genres. Although not the intended recipients, independent scholars may be considered providing they demonstrate a proven track record of research and scholarship in their application. As a condition of the Fellowship, candidates should be prepared to spend a minimum of two weeks working with the collections of the Hogan Jazz Archive. After the Fellowship is completed, recipients must submit a final report along with a detailed budget narrative.
The award process is competitive, interested parties should send a copy of their CV along with a one page project description to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the review board. If the review board finds your project compelling, you will be contacted to set up a phone interview to further detail your project and research goals. The review board meets in May to evaluate the current applicant pool and make awards for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.) All applications received after May 7, 2017 will be placed in the applicant pool for the next award period (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019.)
Eureka Brass Band Funeral for Eagle Eye Benevolent Association, July 10, 1967. Photo by Björn Bärnheim.