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Call For Nominations

The Center for Black Diaspora invites faculty to nominate students to apply and present at the 48th Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference in San Jose, CA from March 6-9, 2023. If accepted for this conference, students will be provided with some funding opportunities for travel and lodging at the conference location. Nominations are due on or before 5:00 pm CST on November 20, 2023. 

Students that are eligible to apply must be: 

  • LAS Undergraduate or Graduate student with a 3.00 GPA or higher   
  • Written and submitted a fully developed research paper on topics related to African & Black Diasporic studies, African American/Black studies, Black Feminism, Black literature and cultural studies, Black environmental studies, Pan-Africanism, Afro-Futurism, etc. in your class  
  • Proposals should include an abstract and sample of research paper  
  • Each faculty can nominate up to three (3) students 

About NCBS: National Council for Black Studies exists to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the discipline of Africana/Black Studies through the production and dissemination of knowledge, professional development and training, and advocacy for social change and social justice. NCBS accepts new, emerging, and ongoing scholarship on current issues and innovations of importance to Africana communities in the United States and throughout the global African world. This year’s theme is “Our AfroFuture in the Crosshairs: Black Studies in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Big Tech, and the Cultural Wars.” 


Thanks for your nominations! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

Call for nominations to NCBS meeting