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Wilson Library Accepting Applications for Multiple Fellowships

Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Wilson Library, home of the Southern Folklife Collection, has open up applications for many of their fellowship opportunities. The Wilson Special Collections Library offers research funding in five categories of awards. The application period for fellowships (except for the Incubator Awards) is now open with all applications due January 31, 2020.

For full list of fellowships, see Grants and Fellowships.

Southern Studies Doctoral Fellowships

Wilson Library invites applications from advanced graduate students studying the American South for its Southern Studies Doctoral Fellowships. Two types of award are available:

1) An exploratory one-month Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship;

2) A one-to three-month Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Further details about these fellowships, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on Southern Studies Doctoral Fellowships.

Summer Visiting Research Fellowships

Wilson Library invites applications from advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and established performing and creative artists for two-week summer research fellowships that support intensive, innovative, and impactful research and artistic use of its collections.

These awards support research focused on North Carolina and the American South.

Further details about these fellowships, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on Summer Visiting Research Fellowships.

Rare Book Collection Fellowships

Wilson Library offers two types of award to support the intensive use of its Rare Book Collection:

1) The Hanes Graduate Fellowship supports Carolina graduate students whose research requires direct and sustained use of Rare Book Collection materials;

2) The Bond Fellowship invites applications from the broader community of advanced graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. These awards will support research residencies of between one and three months.

Further details about these fellowships, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on Rare Book Collection Fellowships.

Audiovisual Research Fellowship

Wilson Library invites applications from advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and established performing and creative artists for a fellowship that supports intensive, innovative, and impactful research and artistic use of its audiovisual holdings. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this award supports research residencies of at least two-weeks.

Further details about this fellowship, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on Audiovisual Research Fellowship.

Incubator Awards

Research support for Creative Artists: The Incubator Awards provide financial and research support for current Carolina undergraduate and graduate students using historical and rare library materials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill towards projects in the arts. Guidelines, timeline, and application information can be found on Incubator Awards.

Other Fellowship Opportunities

Additional funding opportunities to support research in the Wilson Special Collections Library include:

Wilson Library is pleased to participate as a host institution for the Archie K. Davis Fellowships offered by the North Caroliniana Society. The Davis Fellowships encourage research using North Carolina’s historical and cultural resources and have an annual application deadline of March 1.

 



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