Wilson Special Collections Library -- Visiting Researcher Fellowships

Funding Agency:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Visiting Researcher Fellowships provide short-term research fellowships to support intensive, innovative, and impactful research and artistic use of its collections. This fellowship was previously known as the Summer Visiting Research Fellowship.

  • Short-term fellowship of at least 10 days
  • Total award is $1,250

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Supports research in the following categories:

    • American culture, politics, and social changes from 1960 to 1975
    • African American life, culture, and history
    • Women in the American South
    • Literary culture and traditions of the American South
    • Banking and business in the American South
    • North Carolina
    • Antebellum America
    • The history of medicine

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible researchers:

  • Advanced graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Independent scholars
  • Established performing and creative artists


  • Have or be actively pursuing the terminal degree in your discipline, OR
  • Be an established performing or creative artist
    • In this case the terminal degree requirement may be waived
  • Agree to:
    • Submit a research proposal and research plan that draws deeply and substantively on the collections of the Wilson Special Collections Library
    • Commit to a full-time research residency of at least ten days at Wilson Library
      • The residency must take place during our research year: June 1 of the year awarded to May 31 of the following spring
    • Participate in the intellectual life of the Library and the fellowship program, which includes:
      • A public presentation of research findings and experiences
      • The submission of a brief research report
      • An invitation to submit papers to a capstone symposium in Southern Studies



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 31, 2023