J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award

PLEASE NOTE: We are delayed on the announcement of 2020 fellowships due to COVID-19 and hope to make the announcements in September 2020.

The J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award for Research in Black Panther Party (BPP) related collections provides funding for researchers to explore the Rose Library's holdings related to the organization's founding in 1966, and the impact it had on American race relations, especially the social, economic, and political status of African Americans. Materials related to co-founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, as well as prominent members such as Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver, and Elaine Brown, are readily accessible. The Rose Library BBP holdings include posters, broadsides, ephemeral materials, photographs, and sound recordings.


  • This fellowship has a value of up to $500.
  • A minimum residency of 5 business days is required.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum residency requirements, all award recipients will be required to submit a report of their experiences and work within the archive for the Rose Library blog
  • All fellows are paid their award money 4-6 weeks AFTER completion of their visit. 
  • The application deadline is February 28, 2020. 
  • All fellowship winners are announced in April 2020 on our website with amounts and research project title. You will also be mailed a letter and sent an email. 
  • All fellowships must be completed by August 2021.

Important Information for International Fellowship Applicants
Please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at the Rose Library. For more information, please consult your U.S. Consulate or the Emory Office of International Student and Scholar Programs well in advance of your planned trip.