Grants and Fellowships

2019 Doctoral Fellowship Program

Wilson Library invites applications from advanced graduate students studying the American South for its new Doctoral Fellowship Program. Two types of award are available:

  • An exploratory one-month Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship ($2500)
  • A one- to three-month Dissertation Research Fellowship ($3500 per month)

The application period closes on February 15.

Further details about this fellowship program, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on our Doctoral Fellowship page.

2019 Summer Visiting Research Fellowships

Wilson Library invites applications for up to ten short-term summer research fellowships to support the intensive, innovative, and impactful research use of its collections.

Although most of our summer visiting awards support research on North Carolina and the American South, we are pleased to offer two additional opportunities this year:

  • For meaningful research engagement with the Rare Book Collection, in the amount of $1,250:
    The  Marjorie Bond Library Fund
    .
  • For the scholarly use of Wilson Library’s rich audiovisual collections, in the amount of $2,500: 
    The  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
     supports the Wilson Special Collections Library Audiovisual Research Fellowship.

The application period closes on February 15.

Further details about this fellowship program, other funded research topics, applicant eligibility, and the application process can be found on our Summer Visiting Research Fellowship page.

Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists

Applications have closed for the 2018-2019 Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists. The Incubator Awards provide financial and research support for students using historical and rare library materials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill towards projects in the arts. Guidelines, timeline, and application information can be found on the Incubator Awards page.

Other fellowship opportunities

Additional funding opportunities to support research in the Wilson Special Collections Library include:

  • Wilson Library is pleased to participate as a host institution for the Archie K. Davis Fellowships offered by the North Caroliniana Society. The Davis Fellowships encourage research using North Carolina’s historical and cultural resources and have an annual application deadline of March 1.