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The Emory Fellowships, Emory University, Atlanta.

Last Updated: 10-v-2001.

Emory University, Atlanta, is offering research fellowships for research with the Special Collections Holdings of The Robert W. Woodruff Library.

The deadline for the Woodruff Library research fellowships is June 1st.

The University welcomes proposals and applications from active Hughes scholars.

What follows is the official Fellowship announcement:

Robert W. Woodruff Library Research Fellowships

The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University offers short term fellowships to support scholarly use of the Library's research collections in Modern Literature and in African-American Studies.

The fellowships have a value of $1,000 to $2,000 and are meant to help defray expenses in traveling to and residing in Atlanta during the duration of the fellowship. The length of the fellowship will depend on the applicant's research proposal, but is normally one month.

Closing date for applications: June 1st

Fellowships in Modern Literature

The Special Collections Department has extensive holdings related to the Irish literary renaissance and the finest collection outside of Ireland for the study of contemporary Irish poetry. (Please see our brochure on Irish Literary Collections at Emory.) The Library also holds the literary archive of the late poet laureate of England, Ted Hughes, and related British literary collections.

Fellowships in African-American Studies

The Special Collections Department also houses extensive collections focusing on black print culture, the civil rights and post-civil rights movements, communism and the Left, and African-American religion and culture. (Please see our brochure on African-American Collections at Emory, the subject guide for Manuscript Sources For African-American History, and the list of recent acquisitions in African-American history.)

The Ollie Jewel Sims Okala Fellowship supports research in the James Weldon Johnson Collection, or related collections on African-American history and culture at Emory.

Application Process

Applicants should write to

Fellowship Program,
Special Collections Dept.,
Robert W. Woodruff Library,
Emory University,
Atlanta,
Georgia,
30322,

and provide a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research project (not more than 2 pages) that includes some discussion of the importance of the Library's collections to this project, and the names of two references. In addition, applicants should include in their letter a proposed date for their visit and details of any other funding support that they have applied for.

The deadline by which all materials must be received is June 1st.

Awards will be announced in early July.

For further details on the Library's holdings visit info.library.emory.edu/Special or email the Library (speccollref@emory.edu).

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