The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University offers a variety of programs to support the use of its research collections. From short-term fellowships to awards for the best use of primary sources, the Rose Library encourages the Emory University and broader research communities to engage with the rich materials found in the Rose holdings.

Short-term Fellowships

Funding provided by Rose Library to support scholarly use of the Library’s research collections in 5 strategic areas: English-language literature and poetry, The Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, African American history and culture, Southern history and culture, and political and social movements.

Subject Specific Fellowships and Awards

The Rose Library offers 13 different subject-specific short-term fellowships from donors to support scholarly use of library research collections. The Rose Library fellowships have a value of $250 to $2,500. The length of the fellowship will depend on the applicant’s research proposal.

  • Benny Andrews Award: Provides funding for researchers exploring the collection of visual artist, teacher, activist, critic, and writer Benny Andrews.
  • Billops-Hatch Fellowship: Supports researchers working in the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Archives. Past fellowship recipients include post-graduate students, authors, professors, and scholars researching areas of African American art and art history, including the visual arts, theater, film, and literature.
  • Dana White Fellowship: Supports graduate student research in the Rose Library’s holdings documenting the development, history, culture, social movements, and politics of Atlanta.
  • Donald C. Locke Award: Provides funding for researchers exploring the collection of visual artist, teacher, critic, poet, and writer Donald C. Locke.
  • Geffen and Lewyn Family Southern Jewish Collections Research Fellowship: Encourages research on Southern Jewish families, culture, businesses, activism, and politics in the South.
  • J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award: Provides¬†funding for researchers to explore the Rose Library’s holdings related to the organization’s founding in 1966, and the impact it had on American race relations, especially the social, economic, and political status of African Americans.
  • Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship: Supports research in the Alice Walker papers and related archives.
  • LGBTQ Collections Fellowship
  • Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship: Supports doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Nancy and Randall Burkett Award for Research in Black Print Culture: Supports researchers exploring the Rose Library’s holdings of rare manuscripts, ephemeral, photographic, and print materials produced by and for African Americans.
  • Rose Research Travel Fellowship: Supports research in Rose Library collections and University Archives. This fellowship has a value of up to $1000.

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