Currey Seminar

The application period for the 2017 Currey Seminar is now open. Applications are due March 15 to Application requirements are listed below.

Named for former Chairman of the Board Bradley Currey, Jr., the program is open to undergraduates in all years of the Honors program of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, or any upper level student who is conducting original research.

Successful applicants attend two intensive instructional workshops that will train them to locate archival repositories, assess manuscript and special collections, plan their research, and properly handle rare materials.

Students who successfully complete the training receive grants intended to help defray the costs of conducting original research in an archival repository. The Rose Library is supportive of students wishing to travel short or long distances; the amount of each award will be determined based on travel needs. Students interested in doing research in Atlanta or North Georgia area repositories should not be discouraged from applying.

Applicants must submit a short (1-2 page) research proposal and a letter of support from a faculty member, librarian or archivist. Original research topics should be developed in collaboration with a faculty mentor. After their research trips, students will be required to submit a short article detailing their experience doing archival research for inclusion in a Rose Library publication. They will also be invited to attend a reception during the academic year to celebrate their achievements and share their experiences.

For more information please contact Courtney Chartier, Head of Research Services, at