Summersell Center for the Study of the South Fellowship Announcement

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April 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Intellectual History, Slavery

Fellowship Announcement

To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the University of Alabama Libraries will offer a total of eight fellowships in the amount of $500 each for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library (, the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection (, or in other University of Alabama collections. 

Applicants should send two copies of: 

  • A current CV

  • One letter of recommendation (which may be sent under separate cover)

  • A description of the research project, no longer than two double-spaced pages, which includes a description of the particular resources to be used during the term of the fellowship

The deadline for applications to be received by the Summersell Center is April 1, 2018. Decisions regarding awards will be made by May 1, 2018, and research may be conducted anytime between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Both academic and non-academic researchers at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply. Because fellowships are designed primarily to help defray travel and lodging expenses, however, eligibility is restricted to researchers living outside the Tuscaloosa area. 


Contact Info: 


Send all application materials to: 

Prof. John M. Giggie, Director

Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

Department of History

University of Alabama

Box 870212

202 ten Hoor Hall

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Materials may also be submitted electronically to

Any questions about the fellowships may be directed to John Giggie, Director of the Summersell Center, at or 205.348.1859. More information about the Summersell Center is available at, and on our Facebook page. 

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