Nancy and Randall Burkett Award for Research in Black Print Culture

Funded by Rose Library curator Randall K. Burkett and his wife, Nancy, the award supports researchers exploring the Rose Library's holdings of rare manuscript, ephemeral, photographic, and print materials produced by and for African Americans. The award is designed to encourage research and writing on the history and significance of black printing, authorship, and publishing. Stipend up to $1,000 annually.

Fellowship applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) the qualifications of the candidate; (2) a clearly articulated research topic; and (3) a demonstrated understanding of the research materials available in the Rose Library to support their work. Equal weight is given to each of these three aspects in determining the final priority rating.

Applications will be accepted annually through February, with award notifications emailed to recipients in early April. 

Important Information for International Fellows:

Please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at the Rose Library. Fellows coming to the Rose Library on a  standard tourist or business visa (VWT/VT or VB) may NOT stay at the Rose Library for any period beyond 9 working days. Should you extend your research visit beyond this allocation, you will NOT be eligible to receive any form of payment for  your visit. International researchers with a J1 visa may extend their stay beyond 9 working days. 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.

It is our preference to award international fellows with payment in the form of travel accommodations booked through the Rose Library liaison,Rhonda Wynter. Once you have received and accepted a fellowship award, please contact Rhonda at rhonda.wynter@emory.edu to make arrangements for your lodging or flight. In the event that an international fellow cannot book travel through Emory, please contact Rhonda as early as possible in advance of your trip for the appropriate forms for reimbursement.