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AFS Gerald L. Davis Fund Grants 

The following information was last updated for 2021. This award will be offered in 2022, but some details are still to be determined. Contact [email protected] with questions.

In memory of folklorist Gerald L. Davis, AFS provides a limited number of grants of up to $500 each year to persons of color who want to participate in the annual meeting. Recipients will receive complimentary AFS membership. Prospective applicants may be graduate students, community scholars, staff members of public folklore programs, or others who want to attend.

Applications should include the following in a single Word or PDF file:

  • A brief curriculum vita, resume, or biography of your professional life.
  • A letter detailing your specific reasons for wanting to attend the AFS annual meeting AND the impact you expect the meeting will have on your work.
  • Your estimated expenses and the amount requested.

Supporting letters are not required. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Previous recipients are eligible to receive a second award, but you must apply again, and your application must be competitive. Members of AFS Cultural Diversity Committee will review the applications and select the grant recipients.

The deadline for applications is July 1.

To apply: to be determined

For questions about the application process, contact [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed by the Cultural Diversity Committee. Contact information for questions about the award will be posted here when it is available.