The Mayborn/BIO Hidden Figures Fellowship

The Mayborn/BIO Biography Hidden Figure Fellowship assists an aspiring author working on a book about a figure who merits a biography through action rather than fame. The fellowship provides for a grant of $1,000, a two-week stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a casita at the historic Acequia Madre House in cooperation with the Women’s International Studies Center (WISC), dinner five nights a week in the home of James McGrath Morris and Patty Morris, a public reading, and a meeting with an agent. Time will also be set aside for consultation with biographer James McGrath Morris regarding research and writing techniques for a book on a hidden figure. Morris is the author, among other books, of The New York Times bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize, given annually for the best book on civil rights history. Details for the 2020 fellowship will soon be posted at the Mayborn website and in The Biographer’s Craft.