Fellowships

MARBL offers short-term fellowships to support scholarly use of the Library's research collections in four strategic areas:

Additionally, MARBL 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.

Other fellowships have a value of $500-$1000 and are 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 to four weeks. International applicants please refer to the additional information for international fellows included below.

Applications for the 2014 cycle will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2014. Applications for the 2015 cycle will be accepted September 1, 2014-November 1, 2014.

*Please note: MARBL will be temporarily relocating due to renovations beginning Mid-May, 2014 through Fall, 2015. If you receive a fellowship, you MUST contact MARBL ahead of your visit to schedule your research time. We will be operating by appointment only and cannot guarantee you a space in our reading room if you do not make arrangements with us before arriving. We will be closed to researchers May 17-June 1, 2014. On June 2, 2014, we will begin operating by appointment only. If you plan on visiting after May 16, 2014, you MUST contact marbl@emory.edu to schedule your research appointments.*

Application Process

To apply for a Fellowship, please submit the following:

  1. An application cover sheet. (Available by request or as a PDF here.)
  2. A curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
  3. A concise description (no more than two double-spaced pages long) of your proposed research project and its significance for scholarship. In this narrative, clearly indicate the specific research materials at Emory you intend to consult, and note the current status of the project and your plans and schedule for completing for publication or submission as a dissertation.A list of sources, with amounts and dates, of any other funding (past, present, or future) awarded for your present project.
  4. Please also list any other grants for which you may presently be applying.

Please mail, fax, or email the four parts of the application to:
Fellowship Program
Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-1006

Fax: 404-727-0360
Email: Christeene Fraser, marbl@emory.edu

Important Information for International Fellows:

Please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at MARBL. Fellows coming to MARBL on a  standard tourist or business visa (VWT/VT or VB) may NOT stay at MARBL 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 MARBL liaison, Christeene Fraser. Once you have received and accepted a fellowship award, please contact Christeene at crfrase@emory.edu to make arrangements for your lodging or flight. In the event that an international fellow cannot book travel through Emory, please contact Christeene as early as possible in advance of your trip for the appropriate forms for reimbursement.

Other Fellowship Announcements

"B-Side Modernism"/Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Fellowship Proposal Information and Guidelines

Eligibility

Poets and scholars alike are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong record of publication.

Fellowship Terms

The fellowship provides reasonable round-trip airfare to Atlanta International Airport, ground transportation to and from the airport, four nights accommodation on the Emory campus, meal allowance, and a $500 honorarium.

Expectations

A. Fellows are expected to complete their visit having selected 10-15 texts. Some of these should be appropriate for inclusion in an online "B-Side playlist," an exhibition consisting of electronic images of texts and excerpts from the fellows' selections. This "playlist" will be part of a special "B-Side" feature on nonsite.org, slated for late 2014.

B. Fellows are expected to develop a publishable article based on texts they have selected and/or their work with the Danowski Library during the Fellowship visit. Ideally, the article will be included in the late 2014 special feature. Publication is subject to nonsite.org editorial board review and approval.

Proposal

The full research proposal must include the following:

1) Your name and current contact information (mailing address, telephone number, email address).

2) A concise summary of the proposed research (250 words).

3) A full project statement for the proposed research (1000-1500 words). We are aware that research plans might change once scholars have access to the collection, so while we need to see a plan at this stage, applicants should be assured that we are also open to discovery. The project statement should:define the scope of the research (e.g. time period, author or set of authors, journal run, or a specific set of aesthetic tendencies or commitments) as well as the rationale for this scope.situate the research in the context of current work being done on poetry within the framework of modernism.explain the role this research will play in helping to create a "B-Side" playlist and generating contribution to a special "Modernism: The B-Side" feature issue.explain your qualifications for undertaking this research.

4) A short bibliography of relevant holdings in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library (no more than 10 items).  Explore the catalogued holdings of the Danowski Library at discoverE.  Enter "danowski" on the main search page.  Click on "Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection" to get the entry for the collection.  Then click on the Author entry, "Raymond Danowski collector" to get a current list of catalogued holdings.  Once in the list of holdings, you can further narrow your search by selecting date limitations under "Publication Date" in the menu at the left margin.

5) Proposed dates of visit to the collection. Fellows should plan to visit the collection for 4-5 consecutive days (spending four nights) with a start date between January 15, 2014 and August 15, 2014. As you consider these dates, bear in mind that the research will ideally culminate in an article for a special "B-Side Modernism" feature on nonsite set to launch in November, 2014.  Final drafts of articles are due by no later than October 1, 2014; travel to the collection should be planned accordingly.

6) A current curriculum vitae with at least three references.

Submission deadline

Applications may be submitted starting on October 1, 2013 and must be received on or before December 1, 2013.  The research proposal with CV must be submitted as a single PDF file via the nonsite.org submission manager.  Select the category "B-Side/Danowski Fellowship." Do not submit under "Poetry" or "Articles and Essays."

"B-side Modernism" is generously supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship

This fellowship-named in honor of Jean Harvey Slappy, a long-time board member of the Marcus Garvey Foundation-looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. collection located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection.


"The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond... In fact, the Harvey collection shows the complexity, intensity and longevity of black nationalist ideology prior to the Black Power Movement. Its rich and diverse collection of historical documents, ranging from political manifestos and pamphlets to printed materials showcase the importance of Garveyism in African American history."
-Tshepo Chery, 2010 Jean Harvey Slappy Fellow

DEADLINE: February 28, 2014

***All applications and attachments must be received before midnight on February 28, 2014***
Decisions will be announced in late April 2014.

TO APPLY:
While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their extensive use of the U.N.I.A. Records collection at Emory University and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship.

Required application materials:

  • 2-page summary of the larger research project
  • 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One recommendation from an advising professor 

All application materials (including recommendations sent directly from advising professors or from a dossier service) must be sent as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by the deadline of February 28, 2014 to: GarveyFoundation@gmail.com


Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship

This fellowship looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.  Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.


DEADLINE: February 28, 2014

***All applications and attachments must be received before midnight on February 28, 2014***
Decisions will be announced in late April 2014.

TO APPLY:  
While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the field of African and African diaspora studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship.

Required application materials:

  • 2-page summary of the larger research project
  • 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One recommendation from an advising professor

All application materials (including recommendations sent directly from advising professors or from a dossier service) must be sent as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by the deadline of February 28, 2014 to: GarveyFoundation@gmail.com

For more information on either the Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship or the Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship, please contact:

garveyfoundation@gmail.com

Marcus Garvey Foundation,
P.O. Box 42379, Philadelphia, PA 19101

http://www.garveyfoundation.com