Eudora Welty Research Fellowship

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Eudora Welty Foundation & Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH
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The Eudora Welty Foundation and Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are pleased to announce the first Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at MDAH by graduate
students. The fellowship seeks to nurture scholars at the beginning of their academic careers, in order to increase their life-long interest in, and promote continued academic and public appreciation of, Eudora Welty's life and works. Primary source research will be conducted in residence at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, Mississippi.
One competitive fellowship of $1,000 will be offered to students enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university, with preference given to a doctoral student. The
stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses during their stay from May to September 2011. (Ineligible costs include computer equipment, hardware, or software; childcare,
and photo framing/matting.) The stipend will be paid in increments, with the final payment conditional upon submission of a summary report of research findings.
Candidates will submit a proposal that includes a description of the intended publication or product(s) resulting from their research (e.g., paper, article, research notes, book, lecture, exhibit, broadcast, Web site, etc.), vita, and a letter of recommendation from their academic advisor.
The Welty Foundation and MDAH will have the opportunity to utilize the product(s) if they are deemed appropriate and of benefit to the sponsoring parties.
For an application and more information, go to Applications
must be postmarked by January 18, 2011.