Short-term Research Fellowships Now Available

The Summersell Center for the Study of the South is proud to announce the availability of three short-term research fellowships for scholars of southern history or southern studies working in the archives at the University of Alabama. The formal announcement, with information about applications and deadlines, is below:

To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South will offer three fellowships in the amount of $500 for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library ( or in other University of Alabama collections.

Applicants should send two copies of:

  • A current CV
  • One letter of recommendation (which may be sent under separate cover)
  • A description of the research project, no longer than two double-spaced pages, which includes a description of the particular resources to be used during the term of the fellowship

The deadline for applications to be received by the Summersell Center is March 15, 2011. Decisions regarding awards will be made by May 1, 2011, and research may be conducted anytime between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. Both academic and non-academic researchers at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply. Because fellowships are designed primarily to help defray travel and lodging expenses, however, eligibility is restricted to researchers living outside the Tuscaloosa area.

Send all application materials to:

Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Department of History
University of Alabama
Box 870212, 202 ten Hoor Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Any questions about the fellowships may be directed to Joshua Rothman, Director of the Summersell Center, at or 205.348.3818. More information about the Summersell Center is available at and on our Facebook page.