Standing Programs

Application Deadline: SLATE 2023–24 Teaching Fellow

SLATE is accepting Teaching Faculty applications for the 2023–24 academic year. Apply by June 15, 2023.

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Arts & Culture

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

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An annual (fall semester) series that primarily features independent film from all corners of the African diaspora and beyond, with commentary by filmmakers, creative artistes, activists and scholars. 

The Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Artist Fellowship

Program Details

The Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Artist Fellowship supports young, rising artists who are at the beginning of their professional careers.

Faculty Art, Culture, and Creativity Grants

Program Details

Sonja Haynes Stone Center Art, Culture and Creativity Grants support innovation, imagination and artistic excellence that seeks pathways to a more just and sustainable future for all.

Outreach and Service


Program Details

Communiversity fulfills an important part of the Stone Center’s mission of examining the role of culture in social change and community development by helping to improve student performance through education and practical experience.

Building Bonds, Breaking B.A.R.S

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Building Bonds, Breaking B.A.R.S is a student organization that allows UNC undergraduate students to serve as mentors to students in the C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center.


Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

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This paid summer fellowship is designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into PhD programs and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities.

Student Learning to Advance Truth and Equity (SLATE)

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IAAR-SLATE engages undergraduates in a critical understanding of race, racism, and racial equity, especially as they concern African Americans. The program provides students with novel learning opportunities in research, coursework, and community-led experiences.


The African Diaspora Lecture Series

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The African Diaspora Lecture Series presents lectures, roundtables and debates on a variety of subjects from the African diaspora.

The Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture

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The Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture is the signature program of the Center and, each year, brings a woman lecturer to campus whose work, scholarship and service epitomize the vision and spirit of Dr. Sonja Haynes Stone.

The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship

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The Sean Douglas initiative is an opportunity to support undergraduate students in their efforts to gain professional development experience through internships with the Stone Center’s director.

Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF)

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The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship supports international study by two undergraduates of color or other students who, because of socio-economic or other reasons, may be underrepresented in study-abroad programs.

Visiting Scholar Program

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The Visiting Scholar Program supports short-term residency by scholars from throughout the diaspora. While in residence, scholars may undertake research or other projects of their choice.

Okun Collegiums

Program Details

The Collegiums Program provides support for joint research/study projects by faculty and students on various topics in Africana studies.