Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship

The Rose Library offers the Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship, which supports residencies of two to four weeks to undertake research in the Alice Walker papers and related archives. This fellowship carries a stipend of $1,000-2,500 depending on the duration of the residency.

Applications will be accepted annually until February, with award decisions mailed 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.