Eudora Welty Research Fellowship at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are pleased to announce the 2017 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 $2,000 will be offered to a student 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 two-week minimum stay from May to September 2017. (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 http://mdah.ms.gov/fellowship.pdf. Applications must be received by February 27, 2017.