J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award

The J. Herman Blake and Emily L. Moore Award for Research in Black Panther Party (BPP) related collections provides funding for researchers to explore the Rose Library's holdings related to the organization's founding in 1966, and the impact it had on American race relations, especially the social, economic, and political status of African Americans. Materials related to co-founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, as well as prominent members such as Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver, and Elaine Brown, are readily accessible. The Rose Library BBP holdings include posters, broadsides, ephemeral materials, photographs, and sound recordings.


  • This fellowship has a value of up to $500.
  • A minimum residency of 5 business days is required.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum residency requirements, all award recipients will be required to submit a report of their experiences and work within the archive for the Rose Library Following the Fellows blog
  • All fellows are paid their award money 4-6 weeks AFTER completion of visit and submission of blog post. 
  • The application deadline is Feb 29. 

Important Information for International Fellowship Applicants
Please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at the Rose Library. For more information, please consult your U.S. Consulate or the Emory Office of International Student and Scholar Programs well in advance of your planned trip.