In honor of the late Richard A. Long (1927-2013), who was a professor of English and African American Studies at Atlanta University and Emory University, the Rose Library offers two to three short-term research fellowships annually to graduate students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBUC). Each fellowship will have a value of between $500-$1000, which is meant to help defray expenses in traveling to and residing in Atlanta for the duration of the fellowship. The length of the fellowship will depend on the applicant's research proposal, but is normally two weeks.
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program or teach at a HBCU that is not within 50 miles of Emory University’s main campus. The goal of the fellowship is to support faculty and graduate students from HBCUs by providing resources to conduct research in the Rose Library’s African American collections.
Graduate students must include a letter of support from an advisor, faculty member or librarian/archivist at their institution and copy of student identification as proof of enrollment. Faculty must include a letter of support from their department chair or Dean and a copy of faculty identification as proof of employment.
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.
The application guidelines and dates for 2019-2020 will be announced soon.