Black Women Writers and Intellectuals Fellowship

Rose Library is the home of the papers of many world-renowned Black Women Intellectuals, including novelist Alice Walker, playwright Pearl Cleage, poet Lucille Clifton, and editor Mari Evans. These women's research and writings span a wide variety of subjects and time periods, and their correspondence with many other intellectuals touches on issues related to black artistic expression, women's issues, identity and more. The graduate student in this fellowship will explore the myriad collections of Black Women Intellectuals at Rose Library, with the goal of developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and designing/teaching a course based on their research.

Preference will be given to students with the availability to develop a course in the Fall semester and teach that course in the Spring term. Students in any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships are generally 9-month placements (September 1 - May 31) with a stipend of $18,000 (subject to adjustment by LGS).   

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed below.  The goal of the fellowship is to enhance the applicant’s skills in using specialized resources in research and teaching and understanding of emerging issues such as digital scholarship and scholarly communication.


To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must:

  • not hold the fellowship and their stipend at the same time, if still receiving a stipend;
  • be in 3rd year or above at the time of application, candidacy is preferred; and
  • have the approval of their DGS and advisor

Visit the Advanced Student Fellowships page for additional information and application guidelines (this page is updated on a rolling basis).