Study the South Research Fellowship

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October 6, 2022 to November 1, 2022
Mississippi, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Social Sciences, Cultural History / Studies

Announcing the Study the South Research Fellowship


Scholars researching the South now have an opportunity for funded research in the collections of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the J. D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. The Study the South Research Fellowship, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of Archives and Special Collections, will provide funding of $1,500 to one qualified scholar, who will also have access to a carrel in the library and an opportunity to publish an essay in Study the South based on their research.


Special Collections has particular strengths in areas that include political history, the blues, civil rights, and the antebellum and Civil War eras. Subject guides and finding aids at Archives and Special Collections can be found at


The funds will support travel and lodging expenses, and the remainder serves as a stipend. Research should take place between January 2023 and December 2023. The deadline for application is November 1, 2022, and the selection committee will notify the awardee by January 1, 2023.


Study the South is an online scholarly journal at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. We will ask the successful fellow to either give a public presentation at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture or a short, recorded interview about her or his work, to be shared through Study the South,


All scholars, including advanced graduate students, are eligible for the fellowship. Candidates should send a description of a research agenda (500 words max.), citing research questions and specific collections that seem most useful, to James G. Thomas, Jr., editor of Study the South, at

Contact Info: 

James G. Thomas, Jr.

Associate Director for Publications

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Mississippi

Barnard Observatory

P.O. Box 1848

University, MS 38677-1848

Office: (662) 915-3374

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