Opportunities through the CW CESU

RSOI: Special History Study - The Sandburgs' Views and Roles Related to African Americans and Civil Rights

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Opportunity Type: Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOIs)
Submission Deadline: April 12, 2024

Request for Letters of Interest (RLOI) from the South Florida Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)

Project Title: Special History Study – The Sandburgs’ Views and Roles Related to African Americans and Civil Rights.

Funding Agency:  National Park Service.

Submission Deadline: April 12, 2024 by 5:00pm ET.

Applicant Eligibility: Open to any non-federal member of the CESU National Network.

Anticipated Budget: ~  $ 122,610.

Anticipated Start Date: June 2024 and End Date: June 2027

Questions: Please contact William Hunter, Regional Historian, Interior Region 2 (Legacy Southeast Region), William_Hunter@nps.gov, (404) 450-5322.

Reponses: Email to Carol Daniels, carol_daniels@nps.gov by April 12th.

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the National Park Service (NPS) and  coordinated by Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (CARL). The project involves the development and production of a special history study that uses research and critical analysis to document Carl and Lillian Sandburg’s views on and relationships with African Americans and the struggle for civil rights. These resources will enable CARL to develop interpretive and educational programs that expand understanding of the Sandburgs and connect visitors with African American history and culture.

This project requires a principal investigator(s) with a deep knowledge of American history and literature, with a focus on the African American experience and civil rights, as well as prior experience researching, writing, and producing government reports, especially as related to NPS interpretive histories, historic contexts, or theme studies.

For more information, including how to apply, download the full request in pdf format.