Wilson Special Collections Library Call for Fellowship Applications

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February 15, 2019
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Slavery, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies


The Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two funding opportunities for researchers who wish to use the rich and deep resources available in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s special collections. 


2019 Wilson Special Collections Library Doctoral Fellowship Program  

Wilson Library invites fellowship applications from advanced graduate students studying the American South. Two types of award are available: an exploratory one-month Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship ($2,500) and a one- to three-month Dissertation Research Fellowship ($3,500 per month).  The application period closes on February 15, 2019.   

Further details about this fellowship program, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on our Doctoral Fellowship page. 


2019 Summer Visiting Research Fellowships   

 Wilson Library invites applications for up to ten short-term summer research fellowships to support the intensive, innovative, and impactful research use of its collections. 

Although most of our summer visiting awards support research on North Carolina and the American South, we are pleased to offer two additional opportunities this year:   

For meaningful research engagement with the Rare Book Collection, in the amount of $1,250:  

  • The Marjorie Bond Library Fund.    

For the scholarly use of Wilson Library’s rich audiovisual collections, in the amount of $2,500:  

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the Wilson Special Collections Library Audiovisual Research Fellowship.    

Further details about this fellowship program, other funded research topics, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on our Summer Visiting Research Fellowship page. 


If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact Matt Turi via wilsonlibrary@unc.edu

Contact Info: 


Matt Turi

Research and Instructional Services Department

Wilson Special Collections Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB#3948 Wilson Library

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514-8890


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