Fellowship Opportunity: Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

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June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Alabama, United States

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 up to 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 (http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/), the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection (http://www.lib.ua.edu/williamscollection), 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 15, 2019. Decisions regarding awards will be made by May 15, 2019, and research may be conducted anytime between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. 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. 

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

Contact Info: 

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



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