Friday, January 26, 2018

Fellowship Opportunities: UNC Special Collections Library

The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina has announced that it will award up to eight short-term summer research fellowships of $1,250 to support intensive and innovative research use of its collections. (For applicants whose permanent residence is within the Research Triangle region, the award will be adjusted to $625 to support the expenses of commuting rather than travel and housing.) According to the announcemen, a successful candidate for the 2018 Summer Visiting Research Fellowships will:
  • Submit a research plan that draws deeply and substantively on the collections of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The Library’s collections include the North Carolina Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, and University Archives. 
  • Commit to a research residency of at least ten days at the Louis Round Wilson Library that will occur between May 1 and September 1, 2018. 
  • Agree to participate in the intellectual life of the Library, which will include a public presentation of research findings and experiences and the submission of a brief research report. 
  • Have or be actively pursuing the terminal degree in their discipline. 
Readers should note particularly the Hugh L. McColl Library Fund, which supports research about banking and business in the American South.
     To apply for a Summer Visiting Research Fellowship, researchers should submit a brief research plan that describes the proposed project, discusses its intellectual significance, and lists the specific materials to be consulted at the Wilson Library to wilsonlibrary@unc.edu with the email subject line: "2018 Summer Visiting Research Fellowships." Please consult the fellowship website for additional requirements. The deadline for all application materials is February 15, 2018. Please contact Matt Turi with any questions.